Jonathan Irvin Norment III
September 15, 1970 ~ April 30, 2021 (age 50)
Jonathan Irvin Norment III, lovingly known as “Tiger,” was born September 15, 1970 to the union of Jesse Irvin and Modestyne Coleman Norment—the youngest of four children.
Tiger was born in Toledo, Ohio and relocated to Whiteville, Tennessee with his family when he was 12 years old. He earned his high school diploma from Bolivar Central High School prior to joining the United States Army where he bravely served our country for four years during the first Operation Desert Storm as a Specialist E-4. During his service,Tiger was awarded the Army Achievement Medal as 4th Battalion 7th Infantry and was recognized with a Medal of Honor in the 3rd Infantry Division.
After an honorable discharge from the United States Army, Tiger continued his education at Union University, in Jackson, Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies and a Master of Education. Tiger was in the final course of his doctoral degree in Technology at North central University.
He impacted troubled youth as a GED instructional facilitator for a number of years at Hardeman County Correctional Facility. He subsequently began working as an educator in the Jackson-Madison County School System. One of Tiger’s major accomplishments as an educator was founding the Isaac Lane TV (ILTV) program at the Isaac Lane Technology Magnet. During his time in the Jackson-Madison County School System, he was employed as a Computer Technician and taught computer literacy and keyboarding for over 20 consecutive years.
Tiger was blessed with two wonderful children, Justin and Jason, whom he shared with Tyria Miller. He was also proud to share his home with Nahada Gudger and Christopher Bowden, whom he loved as his own children, and two lively fur babies—Smokey and Sissy.
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