Norman O’Halloran

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Norman O’Halloran was born on April 5, 1926, and passed away on May 16, 2015. He was a native of Cordell, Oklahoma, graduating high school in 1943. He served in the Army and Army Air Corps and as a member
of the Army of Occupation in Japan. Norman attended Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) using the G.I. Bill, married Barbara Alice Hopper on June 3, 1949. He graduated in January, 1952, with a B.S. degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Norman’s business career panned four decades beginning in Oklahoma City, in various hotel and club management
roles. In 1956, he joined Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) serving in progressively responsible sales, marketing, and operations roles in Oklahoma City, Muskogee, and Okmulgee. He retired after 35 years with ONG and then joined Citizens National Bank of Okmulgee (now Mabrey Bank) as V.P. of Marketing. Norman was an active leader in local business, charitable, and service organizations throughout his career including
the Oklahoma Jaycees, named one of “Three Outstanding Young Oklahomans” by the Jaycees in 1961, the Boy Scouts of America, as an Eagle Scout, the Muskogee Lion’s Club, the American Red Cross,
his local Chambers of Commerce, the Okmulgee Rotary Club, the United Way, the Indian Nation Council, Okmulgee Memorial Hospital’s Lifeline program, and the YMCA. Norman and his family were members of Memorial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Muskogee and the First Christian Church of Okmulgee. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis. In 2005, Norman and his wife Barbara (deceased, 2010), moved to Winder, Georgia, where they became members of the First Christian Church, later moving to Noble Village, an active seniors’ community in Suwanee, Georgia. Norman is survived by his brother Frank O’Halloran
and sister-in-law Tu of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; daughter, Shawn O. Smith, son-in-law Tim Smith, and grandsons, Candler and Thomas, of Dacula, Georgia; and by his son, David O’Halloran and daughter- in-law Pamela Cooley of Shaker Heights, Ohio; and grandchildren, Nathan, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Margaret, Silver Spring, Maryland, and Jack, Shaker Heights, Ohio. He was loved, and will be missed by numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. Memorials can be made in the name of Norman O’Halloran to the First Christian Church of Winder, 275 N. 5th Avenue, Winder, Georgia, 30680. A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church, Winder, on July 11, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends and family beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the church Narthex