Norman Eugene Gale


Norman Eugene Gale, 59, of Columbus, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at his residence.

Norman enjoyed woodworking, motorcycles and fixing old cars. He was an auto body technician for 24 years and most recently worked for Ronnie’s Body Shop.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. Following the wishes of his family, cremation will take place.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Gale family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Mr. Gale was born February 17, 1958, in Muskegon, Michigan,to the late Clifford and Julia Mae Hammond Gale.

On September 24, 1978, he married Cindy Firestone.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Cindy; daughter, Heidi (John) Davis of Muskegon, MI; son, Joshua Gale of Columbus; grandchildren, Travis, Brett, Cody, Alex, Cayden and Jonquita; a great-granddaughter, Adalynn; brother, Richie Gale of Muskegon, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by infant son, Troy Leigh Gale; a brother, Tom Gale; and sisters; Shirley and Diana Gale.