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Noble Doss Sr.

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Noble Webster Doss, Senior After 88 years of life well lived, Noble Doss died Sunday evening, February 15th in Austin. Born May 22, 1920 in Temple, Texas, Noble was the son of Sterling and Mary Lou Doss. He is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Curtis, Thomas Sterling, and Lavinia and his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Burwitz Doss. Noble attended Temple High School and graduated from the University of Texas where he was an accomplished member of the Texas Longhorns football team. He and Dorothy married in 1941 and, following his service with the United States Navy during World War II, returned to the football field to play for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles won the World Championship during the 1948- 1949 season while Noble was on the team. Noble and Dorothy returned to Austin where he continued his lifelong love of Longhorn football and nurtured many friendships in a successful life insurance business until his retirement in 2001. Noble was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1980 and, in 1995, into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. Family members include his son, Noble Jr., and his daughter-in-law, Sharon Liston Doss. He was richly blessed with two granddaughters and their husbands, Jessica Doss Owens and her husband Matthew, of Arlington, Virginia and Amanda Doss Holt and her husband Greg of Houston. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 North Lamar in Austin. A service in celebration of Noble's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2009 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. John McMullen officiating. Memorials can be made to the "Feed My People" breakfast program at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca Austin, Texas 78701) or to the of Texas (3429 Executive Centre Drive Suite #100 Austin, Texas 78731). The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate and caring staff at Westminster Health Care Center, to his long time executive assistant and dear friend, Betty Wagner, and to his dedicated physician, Dr. Ace Alsup. Obituary and guestbook online at wcfish.com


Published in Austin American-Statesman on Feb. 18, 2009
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