William Norman Prillaman, 69 of Forest, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Swanna Kaye Catron Prillaman.
Born in Pulaski, Sept. 15, 1943, he was a son of the late Cecil Roy Prillaman Sr. and Nellie Aust Prillaman. He graduated from Pulaski High School and earned a B.S. in Engineering from Virginia Tech. Norman worked as a Nuclear Engineer at Areva in Lynchburg and retired in 2009 after over 36 years of service.
Norman enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed hunting for shark teeth when the whole Prillaman clan vacationed at Myrtle Beach, a tradition for the past 30 years. He was also a wise mentor to his family, able to think through an issue and help reach a solution and always was ready to help if he could.
Norman is survived by his son, Dr. William Norman “Norm” Prillaman II and his wife, Sonya, of Forest; his daughter, Amy Susan Cardwell and her husband, Bobby, of Altavista. He was grandfather or “Pops” to Emma and Phoebe Prillaman; Justin and Chelsea Cardwell, and to great-grandson, Kaygan. He is also survived by one brother, Cecil R. Prillaman Jr. and his wife, Mercedes P. Prillaman; one sister, Lucy P. Howlett; sister-in-law, Jewell Stuart and her husband, Gene; five nieces and one nephew.
Norman had very special neighbors, Herb and Linda Vreeland, who gave lovingly of their time, food and company.
A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel, 7404 Timberlake Rd., Lynchburg. HYPERLINK “tel:434-239-0331″ \t “_blank” 434-239-0331.
Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Fort Hill Memorial Park in Lynchburg.
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