Jimmy Woodrow Noell of Bedford died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his home from complications after heart surgery. He was the son of Woodrow Noell and Ella May Crouch Noell of Montvale who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his son, Chad Michael Noell. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; his daughter, Amanda Noell Stanley and her husband, Scott; his two grandsons Owen and Jeb Stanley; and his sister Linda Noell Harris of Midlothian and her family. Jimmy served his country for 22 years in the United States Air Force after completing a two-year degree from Ferrum College. After retirement from the military, he returned to Bedford and served his community in many capacities including the Bedford Life Saving Crew and Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Bedford Presbyterian Church. He was also active in the Loyal Order of Moose, Airplane Modelers Club and the Bedford YMCA. Jimmy enjoyed riding motorcycles, flying airplanes, and tinkering with his model trains. He took pride in his beautiful yard, well-maintained cars, and his family name. His greatest joy was playing with his grandchildren who adored him. He was a man of courage and conviction who served his family, community, and country well. He lived a full life suffering great losses and sharing meaningful joy with those he loved and touched. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made in his memory to the Bedford Lifesaving Crew, P. O. Box 161, Bedford, VA 24523. A funeral service was held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 4 PM at Bedford Presbyterian Church with Rev. John T. Salley officiating. Interment, with military honors by Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Honor Guard followed in Walnut Grove Union Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2016