Norman Slocum

Norman David Slocum

Saturday, May 27th, 1944 - Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Norman David Slocum, 75, the best Pawpaw and Father in the world, with his family by his side, was called home Thursday, January 30, 2020. Norm was preceded in death by his father, Fred Armsby Slocum; mother, Pauline Marie Pieper Slocum; and special cousin, Natalie Cypher. Loving family carrying on Norm’s legacy and memories include his precious and only daughter, Jessica Tudor (Louis); grandchildren, Hannah, Shane, and Nick Tudor, Erin Barnard (Paul); very special family, Mickey and Chelsea Fochtman and Sam Fochtman/best friend and his fiancé, Alana; Jessica’s mother, Mary Fochtman; and a wealth of loving extended family.
Born Saturday, May 27, 1944, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Denver CO, raised on his family ranch, Norm attended a one-room schoolhouse in Waterton, CO 1st-2nd (11 boys, 1 girl); 3rd – 6th a two-room school Gann Elementary; 7th – 12th Loveland High School. He received an associate degree from Northeastern Junior College, then attended the University of Denver, completing a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Post-college career development took Norm to Chicago, Florida, then ultimately settling in Roanoke, VA.
Establishing a food brokerage business independently and with partnerships, in the course of his career, Norm wore many hats so to speak within the foodservice industry. In 2000, Norm proudly accepted the Barney Molmar, Kroger Superior Vendor Service Award. Passionate about his craft and people skills to a level that was emulated by those who worked for and with him, even those that were competitors in the food business, Norm exhibited the definition of professional excellence.
Norm’s generous nature of heart and person supported many charitable concerns with countless volunteer and service hours: The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, for 25 years from the grassroots of its organization, serving on the board of directors 1995 – 2001 raising 2.1 million dollars; 4-H Camps; R.A.M. House, Red Cross, United Way, Roanoke Catholic Bingo for his daughter and grandchildren; The Hope Initiative; Tinker Mountain Workshop; and other concerns.
Norm attended Unity Church serving on the Board of Directors with two terms as President and sang in the choir.
An avid ‘Barbershopper’ with The Virginia Gentlemen for 25+ years he participated in many competitions and even more rewarding, performed for countless special events and causes, truly bringing him immense joy. Having the chance for some roles with independent film and local theatre Norm appreciated the fulfillment in recreational performing. Rodeos were of great interest to Norm, having opportunities to travel to championships in Las Vegas and Calgary. He also knew his way around horses, ranches and was a skilled rider. Norm’s Colorado roots were strong, he loved returning to visit often, time there with family and friends and soaking in the beauty of his ‘home’ state.
Most of all Norm taught us how to be good people, known by many, loved by all.
Join the family in celebrating Norm, a visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020, at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, VA.
A celebration of Life will be held at noon on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Unity of Roanoke Valley, 3300 Green Ridge Rd., Roanoke VA.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations in Norm’s honor at, mailing address: Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation PO Box 824061, Philadelphia, PA 19182-0461.
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Pam Patrick

Posted at 11:45am
Hello, I first met Norm Slocum in about 1963 when we both attended Denver Technical College. He was studying drafting. We were friends and dated as well. He had a 1960ish MG that I nearly drove into the ground! After he moved to Virginia he asked me to visit (drive) and bring plenty of Coors Beer. The beer was very much in demand outside of Colorado. We remained friends and I recall his visit to Denver when Jessica was still very young (in his arms), then again later in the early 1990s. To his family, I am so sorry for your loss. Pam Patrick 720-998-3223

Love, Megan

Posted at 03:10pm
Dearest Jess and Family: Sending my love and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Beloved Father and PawPaw.
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Jessica Posted at 05:28pm

Thank you Megan 🙏❤️😘

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Posted at 12:55pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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John L Kimg

Posted at 03:23pm
So, so sorry Jessica for your families loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The King Family (John, Cam and Reagan)
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BIMBO Bakehouse, Scott Saunders, Keith Monk and Su

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Jessica & family, our prayers are with you. Working with Norm was a pleasure and an honor. We will miss his huge heart and kind smile.
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