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Charles Noles


1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Charles Noles Obituary
The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Charles Francis Noles, age 86, of Inverness, Florida, will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Inurnment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Tuesday at the chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral Home.com.
Charles was a native Floridian born September 11, 1929, in Webster, FL, son of Benjamin and Mary Curington Noles, and grew up in Plant City. He died May 12, 2016, in Inverness, Florida. Charles received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Florida (UF) on February 3, 1951. He served in the US Air Force from February 2, 1953 to January 1, 1975, retiring with the rank of Major. He bravely served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, distinguishing himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial combat as a fighter pilot. He received recognition for his heroism and bravery by receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross, The Bronze Star Medal, The Air Medal, The Air Force Commendation Medal, Military Merit Medal, and numerous others. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed playing golf, softball and handball. Charles loved to travel and shared his love of travel with his family by taking them on camping trips, visiting nearly all of the continental United States, Mexico, and many European countries.
He was a devoted husband of sixty-five years, having married his high school sweetheart. He lovingly raised his two children with whom he instilled a joy of life. Mr. Noles was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Fredrick William Noles. Survivors include his loving wife, Leta Marlene Noles of Inverness, FL, son, Dr. Charles Steven Noles and wife Sharon Ball Noles, daughter, Elaine Susan Noles Vilchez-Herrador and husband Manuel Vilchez-Herrador, all of Inverness, FL; surviving brother, Dr. Richard Kenneth Noles, sister-in-law, Patti Noles, and sister-in-law, Pat Noles; 5 grandchildren, Dr. Elis Victoria Vilchez-Herrador Brashear and husband Jesse Earl Brashear, David Phillip Vilchez-Herrador, Dr. Natasha Marie Vilchez-Herrador, Craig Scott Noles, Steven Michael Noles and wife Nini Noles, 3 great grandchildren, Lydia Anne Brashear, Sebastian Charles Brashear, Isaac Walter Brashear. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on May 22, 2016
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