Norton Dumbaugh

July 10, 1935 ‒ December 22, 2014

Fredericktown, Ohio

Norton Dumbaugh, age 79, of Fredericktown passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Knox Community Hospital.

He was born on July 10, 1935 in Knox County to the late Clarence and Grace (Robinson) Dumbaugh. Norton was the former owner of Dumbaugh Dry Cleaning and Dumbaugh Produce in Fredericktown. He retired from General Motors, Fisher Body Plant in Ontario after 30 years of service. Norton was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, the Fredericktown Lions Club where he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, the Knox County Coon Hunters Club and was a longtime Volunteer at the Fredericktown Fire Department. Norton was a Veteran serving in the United States Air Force.
Norton was an avid Cleveland Indian, Cavs, and Browns fan. He supported Fredericktown sports and in 2014 was awarded the Fredericktown Freddie Fan of the Year Award. He was known as a kind, generous, and hardworking man. He was an avid hunter and was affectionately known as “The King of Sweet Corn” by many.

He is survived by his children, Mark Dumbaugh of Fredericktown, Michele Carr of Dayton, Melanie (Matthew) Earnest of Fredericktown, Michael Dumbaugh of Fredericktown; four grandchildren, Dillon Carr, Chase Dumbaugh, Macy Earnest, Mariah Earnest; his brother David (Patricia) Dumbaugh of Fredericktown; and nephews John (Amy) Dumbaugh and Joe (Tess) Dumbaugh.

Besides his parents, Norton was preceded in death by his wife Eileen Dumbaugh and his grandson Jason Gum.

Friends may call on Saturday from 10-1PM at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church with the service to follow beginning at 1PM with Rev. Keith Bohley officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Rd., Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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  • We were so sorry to hear of Norton’s passing. What a kind man! Please know that we’re thinking of you at this time.

  • So sorry for your loss.Norton was a kind and generous person. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We are sorry to hear of Norton’s passing. He was always such a friendly and unselfish person. I appreciated the kindness he showed John and I and especially his visits with my mother before she passed. He will be sadly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sending thoughts and prayers to all the family. Norton was a friendly and kind man devoted to his family and community.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The king of sweet corn is with the master Gardner now. Norton will be missed.

  • Soo sorry to learn of Norton’s passing. I always enjoyed him–always a smile on his face, always kind and friendly. Prayers to the family whom I always enjoyed also.

  • Sorry to hear of Norton’s passing. I will keep the Dumbaugh’s family in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.

  • Family of Norton, sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • We are very sorry to hear of Norton’s passing. Prayer’s to the Dumbaugh family, at this difficult time.

    The Hobson Family –
    James, Renee, Tyler, Nathan & Anna

  • I am so sorry to hear of Norton’s passing. I have many fond memories with the Dumbaugh family growing up in Fredericktown. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of such a kind man.

  • To the Dumbaugh Family : We are so sorry to hear of the lost of your loved one. Nortion was a kind and giving person. He will be missed by many. In our thoughts and prayers.
    David & Deb Goossens

  • Dear Dumbaugh Family:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Norton. He was very kind to me for many years. I loved hearing his stories and his passion for Cleveland sports teams, as well as seeing him tend to his produce stand. Such a great man that really loved all of Fredericktown…

    Mark & Sheri Blanchard

  • Mark and family, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a super nice man and will be sadly missed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers…

  • Norton and Eileen have been our friends since our dating years in high school.
    We had some great times and wonderful memories. Seeing Norton this August was a real blessing. They are in God’s heaven now, but we pray for all the family
    and friends, who miss them so much. May God’s blessing and comfort be yours.

    Neil and Jane Benson from Florida

  • Dear Dumbaugh Family,
    Norton was sure a fine fellow. We will miss him at the Ebersole dinners. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Raymond & Belinda Litt

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for your family at this difficult time.
    -Mike and Theresa Cockrell

  • He was certainly one of a kind!!! So many wonderful and funny memories! I’m so sorry for your loss. Heaven gained another ornery one but I’m sure Eileen is already after him!! Thinking of you all!!
    Paul, Kris, Kami, Kodi & Trey

  • So sorry to hear about Norton. He was such a nice person with a great smile.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I thought the world of Norton, what a kind, gentle and generous man. You have my sincere sympathy. To lose such a wonderful person is so hard. Hold fast to your memories and seek comfort from our Lord Jesus Christ. You are in my prayers.

    Deena Carr Maness and Harvey Maness and family

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Norton, A friend for years he will be missed greatly, are prayers for the family I will miss talking to him at Lions Club we always enjoyed talking about weather and what is happening on the farm we had a lot in common and will miss him very much.
    Skip and Bev. Edwards

  • We will truly miss Norton. There are countless memories of him and his kindness and generosity to others. Our sincerest condolences to the family…

  • Michele,
    So sorry to hear about your father. I will always remeber him for his kindness and his ability to have increible hog roast. He will be missed and know that you all our in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sending Our prayers to All of You regarding the passing of Norton … He certainly was the King of Sweet Corn & a kind-friendly Man.

  • Sorry to hear of the loss of NORTON. He was a kind and gentle man.thoughts and prayers for the family.


  • I have many memories of Norton from classmate days and as a football teammate. He remained a friend through the time my parents lived nearby. I always thought of him as a gentle soul, filled with laughter. My sympathy goes out to all who feel the loss.

  • So sorry to hear about your Dad, Grandpa, and Brother, he was a great guy and will be missed by many. Take care of each other and know that you all are in many thoughts and prayers.

  • Melanie, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers with you and your family as you go through this very difficult time.

  • Michelle,

    Your Macy’s family is thinking about you and your family, Dillion. So sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Knowing how treasured you are…..he had to be a very special person. Much care and peace, Sharon

  • Michelle and Dillon you are in my prayers. Norton was such a special guy, generous, and loving. His hog roasts were one of the best highlights of Macy’s Easton. His kindness touched so many. May God surround you with Angel wings.

  • Dear Mark, Michele, Melanie, Michael, & family,
    Sorry for your loss. I sure thought highly of your dad.
    My family has definitely been blessed to have so many fond memories with the Dumbaugh’s over the years. The camping outings, the Danville coon suppers (back in the day when it was a stag event), and many more.
    Norton was the main reason I brought my “special” beef dish to Butch’s garage for the OSU/Michigan games. I know he looked forward to it.
    He will always be remembered as a very kind man. May God be with you all in the coming days.

  • Michele and Family,

    I so enjoyed meeting your parents while living in Ohio, and know your father was a wonderful man. Instead of sorrow this morning, I hope you can look back on the great family memories and know he will spend eternity in heaven which is the best gift any of us can receive. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you strength and peace this Christmas morning.

    The Armstrong Family
    (Shane, April, Blythe, and Cassadie)

  • our prayers go out to the will be remembered as a good friend and family man.

  • Prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time. May God give you extra strength at this time.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Norton. His service to the community with our department was greatly appreciated.

  • So sorry for your loss. Norton was a Very good Person Mort and him had many hunting trips together out in the woods . Mort says to say thank you Norton for all the Great Memories they have had together !! He will be sadly missed! God Bless the family he has left our prayers are with you!!

  • Michele, I am very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’ve been getting stories about his kindness and hog roasts from various members of the Macy’s team; I wish I could have met him.
    Best wishes,

  • Michele,

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Norton was a great man and he will be sadly missed. Thoughts and prayers from my family to yours.

    Chris Wagner & Family

  • My sincere condolences to all the family. I knew Norton through an office where I was receptionist. He was always pleasant and kind. One day he came into the office with a grocery bag full of roasting ears. He handed me the bag and said “happy birthday”. (It wasn’t my birthday). He said “everybody has a birthday sometime.”
    God bless Norton for his acts of kindness. He will be fondly remembered.

  • The FHS class of 1955 will sure feel the loss of our dear friend, Norton. We spent several years together and always feel for their families and other classmates. God Bless each of you is our prayer. Charlotte Smith Hankins

  • Norton was such a nice man. Our last conversation as he sat under the shade tree this past summer, was how much he enjoyed talking to people. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family .

  • The delicious sweet corn and other goodies at the vegetable stand will always serve as a reminder of Norton. That’s the place where we talked most the last few years. In addition, I saw him at games and the Auction Barn for years before that.
    He was always friendly and willing to help me with my fresh vegetable selections. He will be missed but I am sure you have many wonderful memories to hold close.
    Prayers and hugs,
    Chris and Dick

  • Mark, Michelle, Melanie and Michael,

    You have our deepest sympathy with the loss of your Father.
    As friends, we go back many years. We have many wonderful memories of our familes camping, camping vacations, bithday get together and many other times together.
    Your Dad was a special person. A very generaous and friendly friend.
    He will be missed by everyone that knew him.
    May God’s love give you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  • Michele
    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Out thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you find the peace that you seek as you hold memories of your father close to your heart.
    Thinking of you
    Dan and Diana Scott
    Ashland, OH

  • Sorry to hear of Norton’s passing. He was such a warm and caring man. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers to your family at this difficult time.

  • Mark, Michelle, Melanie and Mike, I am saddened by the loss of your father. Though I only met him a few times in my life. You can judge a man by what he leaves behind when he leaves this earth. I can honestly say I have never heard a negative word with regards to Norton or his family. He raised four very successful, hard working kids. He was always doing something for someone or keeping Fredericktown stocked in sweet corn. He will be missed by those that happened to cross paths with him and made a new friend. Rest In Peace Norton, Fredericktown will miss you .

    Tom Hinger, Jr.

  • So sorry about Norton’s passing. I know he will be missed greatly by the family as a patriarch.
    I pray that his legacy of faithfulness will be a remembrance for the family.
    He and Eileen were a wonderful part of the Fredericktown population who were always there when somebody needed a helping hand.

  • To David and his family,

    We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your brother and uncle.

    May God give you peace and comfort at this time as only he can do.

  • Our sincere sympathy to the Dumbaugh family in the passing of Norton. Through his kindness he was very helpful to us at times. The sweet corn will always be remembered. Our prayers are with you.


  • Just returned to Florida from Ohio and Norton’s funeral. It was heartwarming to witness the outpouring of affection for my cousin. I didn’t realize just how much he did to spread his generosity around the community.
    He touched so many lives in his hometown of Fredericktown. His parents would have been so proud- but then again, I imagine that they are telling him so right now.

  • So sorry to hear of Norton’s passing what a great guy always so happy , smiling he did my father’s white shirts for many years.. Deepest sympathy to family will always remember Norton .

  • Norton was a friend from when I was in Fredericktown,as Jim was and I know he will be missed. When in the Air Force he always held my license plate number for me and always was a friend when I came home on leave. He will be sadly missed.