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Norman "Papaw" Cambron

Obituary for Norman "Papaw" Cambron

July 29, 1938 - February 10, 2021
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 82


With great sadness we announce the passing of Norman "Papaw" Cambron, a loving husband, father, and Papaw.

Norman passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at home surrounded by family and his beloved wife of 62 years, Doris Ann Cambron. When he entered heaven, he was reunited with his infant child, Doris Ann Cambron.

He was enlisted in the Navy for 3 1/2 years, where he sailed to various places like the Philippines, Hawaii, and Japan. Norman was given the highest title of honor by the governor of Kentucky, commission of Kentucky Colonel.

After the Navy, Norman and his wife Ann had five children, Norman (Melissa) Cambron of Owensboro, Debra (Rick) Houston of Spring City, TN, Pamela Spurrier of Owensboro, and Joe Cambron of Owensboro.

Norman was an amazing man with a big heart who never met a stranger. He was a hard worker and was employed at Owensboro Body Shop for 28 years and retired from General Electric after 13 years.

In his spare time, he spent many weekends in McClean County, "Lemon Town", on the Green River, fishing, hunting, barbecuing, making burgoo, or his famous homemade bar-b-que dip. Every Sunday was spent eating fried catfish and watching NASCAR.

Norman loved to be outside in his garden and to watch his great-grandsons play baseball. In the winter months you could find him cheering on the KY Wildcats and collecting coins to make coin books for his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Samantha (Chad, Kees, Kiptyn) Burcham of Owensboro, Megan (Tim, Ellis, Riley, Sloan) Mischel of Owensboro, Blake (Hunter) Cambron of Owensboro, Casey (Megan, Amelia, Charlie) Cambron of Ferdinand, IN, and Ashley Cambron of Pennsylvania.

As the years went on Norman and Ann had the pleasure of spending their days with their great grandchildren and a very special great grand-niece, Brynnan Boarman of Owensboro. His rocking chair was rarely still because he was always napping or rocking one of his babies.

Most importantly he loved his family and instilled values they will carry throughout their lifetime. He always said, "Today's going to be a good day!"

Norman is also survived by his sisters, Fayrene Hans and Barbara (Jimmy) Shouse of Owensboro, and sisters-in-law Linda Horn and Nina Cambron of Owensboro.
He was preceded in death by his infant child, Doris Ann Cambron; his parents, Henry Estel Cambron and Beulah Mae Cambron; and a brother, Mack Cambron.
There will be no public service at this time due to Covid 19 and Covid restrictions.

Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Because of the amazing care from Hospice, the family would be honored for expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Western Kentucky 3419 Wathens Crossing Owensboro, KY 42303.

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900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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