John Paul J.P. Normand, Jr.

July 3, 1924 ~ August 30, 2011

John Paul "J.P." Normand, Jr., 87, of Westlake entered into rest, August 30, 2011 from the comfort of his home.

Born, July 3, 1924 to John and Ruth Normand in Pineville, LA. He served the United States Marine Corps during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Honolulu. He took great pride in "fighting for our freedom and serving this great country".

John married Elaine, the "love of his life" October 3, 1947. They lived over 30 years I Vinton, where he owned and operated Normand's Water Well for 15 years. During his younger years, he worked as a plumber and pipefitter and was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 106. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW.

John will be most remembered for never having met a stranger, always cracking jokes and loving to make people laugh. He loved with all his heart.

Mr. Normand was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He leaves to honor his memory, his loving wife of 64 years, Margie O'Brian Normand of Westlake; two daughters, Jane (Chris) Garrett of Corpus Christi, TX and Joan (Jack) Buckner of Moss Bluff; one sister, Janice (Karl) Brammer of Gonzales; one brother, Allen (Merrilyn) Normand of Irving, TX; five grandchildren, Paul (Jennifer) Thompson of Dallas, TX, Ken (Cheri) Thompson of Austin, TX, Robin (Brad) Moreland and Tommy (Ashley) Buckner, all of Westlake and Chrissie Buckner of Moss Bluff; eight great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He also leaves his most loyal and beloved dog, Dax.

He was preceded in death by parents, John Paul and Ruth Normand and one sister, Bettye Ruth Garnett.

With respect to Mr. Normand's wishes, visitation and services were private.

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude and love to his caregiver, Pam Williamson.

Donations may be made to the Texas Children's Hospital Cancer and Hematology Centers, 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1420, Houston, TX, 77030.

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  1. I love you paw paw. You will never be far from my thoughts and always will have a big piece of my heart. We will take care of Laine for you always.

  2. I will always remember the great fishing trips with Uncle John on the back bayous of Gonzales, LA where he taught me NOT to get too close to the bank! Avoiding snakes was a must in his mind! Caught my very first fish with him and Aunt Elaine! Always loved to visit there and share around the table every evening! Our last visit at the Normand reunion in '98 was a blessing to both Teresa I, Love you all!

  3. My heart has been stirring up memories of my Uncle John. My prayers are with Aunt Elaine, Jane and Joan and the rest of the family. I read about his beloved Dax but my memory is of ol'Tom Dooley. Love prayers to all, Wier and the rest of the Deckers

  4. Paw Paw- We love and miss you so very much! We will always love you! When we see you again, you, Me, Aunt Em, Robin, Tommy, Paul and Kenny are going to go fishin and Robin is going to outfish you with a loaf of bread. I love you Paw Paw!

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