Noel Alan Carroll, 77, of Williamsburg, died Jan. 18, 2013. He had diabetes.
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He is survived by his wife, Gudi M. Carroll, and daughters, Tina M. Carroll and Cindy Harvel and her husband, Ric; grandchildren, Jarod and Jason Harvel, and their children; and beloved cousin, Douglas E. Foster, whom he regarded as a brother.
Noel was born the July 14, 1935 in Wheeling, WV, the son of Willa Sands Carroll Florio and Al Carroll, who died when Noel was 5 years old. His mother remarried to Ottie Florio, Noel's beloved stepfather.
Noel volunteered for the U.S. Army and served from 1956 until he was honorably discharged in 1958. After his military service, Noel began a long career with the Department of Defense in 1959 and continued working for more than 40 years with the U.S. Government.
Noel spent more than 19 years working abroad in defense of and for the United States, including full two-year tours in Taiwan, Germany, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Turkey, and shorter assignments in many other countries. Noel was an extremely patriotic individual, believing strongly in American values and the continued defense of personal freedom and a democratic way of life.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan 23 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan 26 in Greenwood Chapel at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling, WV, where Noel will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, the family requests "memorials should take the form of being nice to other people and enjoying fishing and hunting to the utmost," per Noel A. Carroll. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com and www.vagazette.com
Published in Virginia Gazette from Jan. 22 to Feb. 21, 2013