SHERMAN - Sherman Noble of Noble Engineering passed away at home on Friday, June 7, 2013. A private service will be held at Waldo Funeral Home on North Travis at 10 a.m. Thursday, followed by a reception at Red River Firearms, located at 2926 Texoma Parkway. Donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Sherman was born in Austin, Texas in 1939. The Noble family had settled in Noble, Texas in the 1800s and then moved to the Austin area and have a block in the Capitol building. Sherman was encouraged in life and education by his uncle K.R. Greason, P.E. and his aunt Scottie. Sherman joined the Navy and served on the U.S.S. Andrew Jackson, nuclear submarine from '63 - '69. In 1972, he graduated from UT-Austin with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In 1980, he achieved Registered Professional Engineer status, like his uncle. Through the 70's and early 80's, he worked various power plant construction sites ("dirt burners" and nuclear) in Texas, New Mexico, Michigan and Illinois. Sherman returned to Dallas and worked for Fox Foundation doing structural/foundation inspections, easily thousands around the Metroplex. In '93, he relocated to Sherman and started Noble Engineering. Again, easily totaling thousands of inspections, building plans and slab designs over the last 20 years.
Sherman is survived by his wife of 28 years, Diane and children, Bryan Noble (Navy), Colin Noble (Army) and family, Holly Park and family, Scott Webb, Steve Webb and family and Jason Webb. Sherman also provided time and guidance to J&S Foundation and Red River Firearms.
Sherman was a firm believer in the "work hard/play hard" concept most of his life, and when limited later in life, still encouraged it in others. Problems, even large ones, were always "no big deal." He always wanted to make sure things were taken care of and that he was not a burden. Long on character and standing tall, until the end.
"Fair in all weathers, never shirked a task…splendid behavior."
Published in The Herald Democrat on June 13, 2013