Norman Howard Truitt, (Ret.), MMCM, of Virginia Beach, entered Eternal Life, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He was born on February 24, 1928 in Quincy, KY to Charles C. and Ada Truitt. Norman was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Edna M. Truitt. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Geraldine (formerly Pauley) of eleven years; his son Michael (Christal) Truitt, daughter Pam (Tom) Harman, and two step-sons Bill and Steve (Holley) Pauley. Norman is the grandfather of David, Jared (Cathey), and Jason (Stacey) Truitt, Amy and Tommy (Amber) Harman, seven step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, friends and church family. In addition to serving his country for twenty-two years in the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief Machinist’s Mate, he also served as a Deacon at Cava Baptist Church. Visitation for Norman will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Chesapeake Chapel (929 Battlefield Blvd S. Chesapeake) from 6 PM until 8 PM. Funeral Service for Norman will be held at Cava Baptist Church (6560 Blackwater Road,Virginia Beach) on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2 PM with burial to follow in the church cemetery (please meet us at the church). In lieu of flowers, if desired, contributions to the church or your local animal shelter would be deeply appreciated.