Edward Warren Norwood
CHARLOTTE - Edward Warren Norwood of Charlotte, North Carolina passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, August 12, 2020 at Post-Acute Medical Specialty Hospital in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
"Bo" as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was born in Nashville, North Carolina on September 12, 1953 to the late Wilbert and Eva Bell Norwood. In his early years, Bo was a member of Luther Chapel Holiness Church in Castalia, North Carolina. He graduated from West Edgecombe High School in June 1971 and enlisted in the United States Army on July 15, 1971 where he served in the distinguished 82nd Airborne Division. During his 20 years of service, Bo received many commendations and awards. He was most proud of his Master Parachutist, Sharpshooter, and Drill Sergeant badges. Bo served and protected his country in the Vietnam War, Invasion of Grenada, Persian Gulf War, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Korea, and Dessert Storm. He was honorably discharged on October 31, 1991.
Bo was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Carol Knight Norwood of 25 years, oldest brother Wilbert Ray Norwood, oldest sister, Estella Louise Horne, and granddaughter, Ashley Danielle Langston.
Bo leaves to cherish his memories, daughter, Stephanie Dupree of Wilson, NC; son, Edward (Apple) Norwood, II of McKinney, TX. Six grandchildren (Darrell, Timetruis, Jahleo, Jahliase, Jaylee, & Jayla) two great granddaughters, Kha'Siyah & Nashiyah) brother, Dennis (Jacklyn) Norwood of Rocky Mount, NC, sisters; Isabella Norwood of Raleigh, NC, Margaret (Dennis) Applewhite of Nashville, NC, Gail Norwood of Rocky Mount, NC, Sharon (Will) Oates of Hanover, MD, and Donna (Carlos) Applewhite of Greenville, NC; brother-in-law, Russell Horne of Philadelphia, PA; sister-in-law, Karen Norwood of Rocky Mount, NC, one special aunt, Ruth Hedgepeth, a special friend, Antoinette Whitehead, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.
Before becoming ill, Bo enjoyed playing his congos, driving fast cars, motorcycling, and all things Army. His favorite slogan and conversation closing was "Be All You Can Be".
A public viewing will be held on August 21st from 5-7pm at Morgan Funerals & Cremations, 320 South Glendale Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27801. Funeral services for immediate family and by invitation only will be held August 22nd, 2020 at 2pm.