Willis Noble

Willis (Willie) Noble

Willis (Willie) Noble, 69, of Fowler passed away on July 5, 2013 at IU Methodist Hospital, where he had been a patient since June 20, 2013. He died of complications due to a heart attack. He was born in Talcum, KY on October 28,1943 to Clarence Noble and Sarah Noble Ivory. He grew up in the Newlin and Goodland areas. He was married to Joyce Vale on March 13, 1965 at the Earl Park Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife Joyce of 48 years, two daughters, Jodi (Sean) Ayers and Amy Noble, and a grandson, Connor Ayers, all of Lafayette. Also surviving are two brothers, Jack Noble (Mary) of Rossville, IL, and Paul Noble (Sue) of Goodland, IN, two sisters, Violet Tretiak and Carolyn Trumble (Walter) both of Morton, WA, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Allen Noble. He was also preceded in death by his father, Clarence Noble; his mother, Sarah Noble Ivory; two sisters, Mayble Madison (Jack) and Phyllis Noble and two brothers, Truman Noble and James Noble.

He attended Goodland High School. He served his country very proudly for 20 years, first serving in the US Navy from 1960 to 1970; then serving in the Army National Guard, Co. B. 113th Medical BN at Boswell and North Vernon, IN from 1982 to his time of retirement in 1993.

Willie worked 20 years for the Indiana State Highway Department and retired from there in 2003. He enjoyed restoring and selling old riding lawnmowers. He also loved to watch his grandson, Connor, play baseball and basketball. He enjoyed feeding the squirrels and birds in his neighborhood and adored his cat, Sweetie.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent in his name to IU Methodist Hospital, Cardiovascular Critical Care 2,1701 N Senate Blvd, Indianapolis, IN or the Humane Society in your area.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 1 P.M. at Windler Funeral Home, Fowler. A visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Rev. Dennis Moody will be officiating with Rev. Ann Williams assisting. Willie will be laid to rest in the Fowler Cemetery with Military Rights.

Published in the Journal & Courier from July 7 to July 8, 2013