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 Norman Fritts Essick

Norman Fritts Essick

Birth
Davidson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 30 Mar 2007 (aged 82)
Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 59001736 · View Source
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LT COL US ARMY
WORLD WAR II KOREA VIETNAM

Norman Fritts Essick, 82, of Country Club Drive, died Friday, March 30, 2007, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Reformed United Church of Christ, where he was a member, by the Rev. Michael Hooper. Burial will follow in New Jerusalem Church of Christ Cemetery with full military rites. Mr. Essick was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Davidson County to John Henderson and Daisy Fritts Essick. He was a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Army, having served from 1942 to 1970, including World War II from 1942 to 1945 with the 69th Infantry Division, the first unit to link up with the Russians, effectively ending the war in Europe; in the Korean War with the 7th Infantry Division (Inchon Landing) 1950-1952; the Vietnam War, 1965-1966; and a variety of peacetime assignments in the United States, Europe and Asia. As a member of the Military Officers Association of America, he was a past president of both the Winston-Salem and the North Carolina chapters. At his church, he had served as an elder and was a member of the Men's Bible Class. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John H. Essick Jr. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Hedrick Essick of the home; a sister, Isabel Essick Frazier and her husband, Arvel, of Lexington; a brother, Charles Essick and his wife, Wanda, of Lexington; four nieces, Diane Frazier, Libby Beck, Charlotte West and her husband, Kenny, and Amanda Pullum and her husband, Walter; and a nephew, Eric Frazier and his wife, Margie. The family will receive friends at the First Reformed United Church of Christ Parlor one hour before the service Tuesday and other times at the home.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Reformed United Church of Christ, 104 E. Center St., Lexington, NC 27292, or to the donor's choice.


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  • Created by: Polly Fry Hagerman
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59001736
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Norman Fritts Essick (8 Nov 1924–30 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59001736, citing New Jerusalem United Church of Christ Cemetery, Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Polly Fry Hagerman (contributor 47161889) .