He was born in Jasonville on June 27, 1927 to Ira and Mayme Mae (McGriff) Puckett.
He married his wife of 53 years, Avery Jane Browning on March 2, 1950.
He was a coal miner for 25 years at Pandora Coal Company of Sullivan and Thunderbird Mine at Farmersburg. He also worked as an engineering tech at Crane Navel Weapon Support Center for 25 years, where he retired. He served his country in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific aboard the USS Sandborn during WWII. He attended Scotland Full Gospel Church at Scotland, Ind., and loved playing his guitar.
Norman is survived by his son and daughter-in-Law Norman R. "Russ" Puckett, Jr., (wife Connie) of Linton; daughter and son-in-law Iris Kae, Dill (husband Jimmie) of Martinsville; brother Robert Dale Puckett (wife Sheila) of Martinsville; grandchildren Kade R. Puckett (wife Timberly) of Linton, Brandon L. Puckett (wife Heidi) of Linton; Jason T. Shafford (wife Heather) of Linton, Heather Dilley (husband Brian) of Martinsville; nine great-grandchildren; step-daughter Gloria Jane Gregory (husband Kenny) of Paxton; step-grandchildren Tracy Bennett (and family) of Linton, Todd Bennett (and family) of Linton, Julie Weddle (and family) of Linton, J.D. Mason (and family) of Linton; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; nieces and nephew Diane Jones (and family), Constance Battin (and family), and Robert Puckett, Jr.; and friend Sondra Tincher of Dugger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his brother (Wendall B. Puckett), and an infant sister.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home, Jasonville, and funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 21. Pastor Ron Helderman will officiate. Burial will be in Case Cemetery, near Hymera.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.