Charles (Charlie) Erwin Norwood age 67 of Fontana Lakes Estate, Bryson City NC passed away at his home Monday October 30, 2017. Funeral services will be Friday, November 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Rainsville Funeral Home, Rainsville, AL with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Visitation will be held in Bryson City, NC at Crisp Funeral Home Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Burial will follow in his family plot in the Mt. View Memorial Gardens near Rainsville. Born in Fort Payne Alabama, he was the son of the late A.T (Gus) and Marcie Waddell Norwood. A 1968 graduate of Marion County High School in Guin, Al, had served in Alabama National Guard, had worked with Hiwassee Land Co, founder of Skyline Land and Timber in Oneonta Al. He relocated to Western North Carolina and along with partner Paul Kell founded and developed Fontana Lake Estates and Fontana Trace residential communities. Charlie passions were his love for Aviation, Travel, Civil War and Family genealogy and helping many charitable organizations. He made a confessed of his faith early in his life in Winfield Alabama.Survived by his son, James Blake Norwood of Bryson City, NC.; three brothers, Don G. Norwood and Rex E. Norwood both of Guin and Tommy(Donna) Norwood of Fayette, AL; nieces and nephews, Jeff (Heather) Norwood, Scott Norwood, Julie Anna (Daniel) Hales, Joe (Lori) Norwood, Will (Tori) Norwood, Kyle South and Crystal (Josh) Mims and several great nieces and nephews.Charlie was preceded in death by his daughter, Tela Marie and his parents; and brother-in-laws, Kenneth Dean, Dainel Pilkington and Owen Anderson.Norwood Funeral Homes, Crisp Funeral Home of Bryson City, NC and Rainsville Funeral Home of Rainsville, Al., assisting family with arrangements.In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested in Charles Erwin Norwood’s name to your favorite charity.