Holly Springs Funeral Home

Norman Dale Hurdle

Norman Dale Hurdle, 78, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on
November 15, 2022, at his childhood home in Slayden, MS, surrounded by his family and loving wife of 56 years, Delia Hurdle.
Norman was a proud graduate of the University of Mississipp,i where he obtained a degree in
accounting and was a lifelong fan of everything Ole Miss. After graduation, Norman left his
home in Slayden and began his professional career as a Captain in the United States Air Force, stationed at Wright-Patterson Air force Base in Ohio. Throughout his career as a Certified Public Accountant, Norman held various corporate positions within the healthcare industry, including Chief Financial Officer, before retirement.
Norman was a meticulous, ambitious, and reserved man who approached life with humility,
always planning for his family’s future. Above all, Norman was a protector and provider to his
family. Norman’s family remember him as the best dad anyone could ever have who had a
commanding presence and a heart of gold; someone who spoke softly yet his voice filled the
room. Basketball, food, and the occasional cigar were his favorite pastimes however all the way to the end of his life, the two that brought him most satisfaction were spending time with his family and returning to the “Home Place” in Slayden, MS.
Norman is preceded in death by his parents, Harold Cornell Hurdle and Erma Ruth Hurdle, both of Slayden, MS, and survived by his wife, Delia Hurdle, daughters Robin Hurdle-Martin and Kelly Hurdle, sister Nancy Carol Burchett, brother Stanley Hurdle, son-in law Randy Martin, and grandchildren, Jacob Wolfe Martin, Conner Martin, Cooper Martin, and Addison Belle Martin.

A memorial service will be held at Slayden Baptist Church in Slayden, MS, on Saturday,
December 3, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

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Calvin Jackson

12/5/2022 1:35:52 PM

Prayers and condolences to the family. I worked with Norm almost 10 years and learned so much about life from him. Hold on to the fond memories because he really loved you guys ( wife, daughters, and grandchildren). He is the first man I ever witnessed get emotional when talking about his loved ones. I now get it as a proud husband and father.

Jonathan Scott

12/7/2022 2:06:05 PM

Hello Delia. I'm so sorry to hear about Norman's passing. Either I didn't know or had forgotten that he was a fellow alum of the University of Mississippi, where I am now working. You and your family were always so kind and enormously helpful to me and my family, especially when my parents and my brother were struggling with health issues. One could not ask for better neighbors. Please know that we are holding you and your family close to our hearts during this time. If I can ever be of assistance to you and yours, please let me know. Jonny Scott