Norman Fuller McGill, Jr
Norman Fuller McGill, Jr was born on April 16, 1929 and went to be with the Lord peacefully on April 14, 2018. Norman was a lifelong resident of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. His parents are the late, Norman Fuller McGill, Sr and Mary Fulton McGill.
Norman is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy McGinnis McGill. He is also survived by two sons, Norman Fuller McGill, III (Trip) and William Dickey McGill (Chip), Chip’s wife, Laura Herndon McGill, and two grandchildren, Hannah Caitlin McGill of Los Angeles, California and William Logan McGill of Savannah, Georgia.
Norman loved his church, Boyce Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, where he came to know the Lord. He was a lifelong member and attended and served faithfully. Over the years, he sang in the Chancel Choir, served as a Deacon and Elder, was Vice-Moderator of the Session for numerous terms and served as a Trustee of the church.
Norman was a US Army Veteran, was stationed in Anniston, Alabama, and was a member of the 307th Army Band, playing the flute and piccolo.
After the Army, he joined his Father’s business, McGill’s Exxon Service Center, in Kings Mountain. He and his father were partners in business until 1976 and upon his father’s death; Norman became sole owner and operator and remained on the corner of Piedmont and King Street until 1992. Norman was known in town for his personal service to the community, picking up and delivering cars and trucks for both individuals and businesses.
He was active in the community, serving on the Kings Mountain Hospital Board and on the Board of Advisors for Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
He was a 1947 graduate of Kings Mountain High School. He played the flute in the band in Kings Mountain from the time he was in the fourth grade until he graduated. He was a 1952 graduate of Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.
He enjoyed tending to his herd of cows on the farm and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. In later years, he enjoyed spending time on their porch in Kings Mountain with the view of the mountain “Kings Mountain” across the pasture, and the porch at their Flat Rock home at Bonclarken.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at Boyce Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Kings Mountain on Wednesday, April 18 at 4:00pm. The burial service will be prior to the Memorial Service on Wednesday, April 18 at 2:30pm at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain. Receiving of friends will take place following the Memorial Service in the Boyce Memorial Fellowship Hall. The Reverend Richard Garison Taylor, III and the Reverend Dr. Robert E. Patrick, III will officiate at the services.
Memorials may be made to Bonclarken Conference Center, 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731, Boyce Memorial ARP Church on PO BOX 1145, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the entire staff of White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, and to Hospice of Cleveland County, for their wonderful care during the time of his illness. We deeply appreciate Flossie Johnson for her loving care of Norman and Nancy.
The family will be at the home of William (Chip) and Laura McGill at other times.
Harris Funeral Home is serving the Norman McGill family.