He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving during the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and ball room dancing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William L. and Pearl Noel.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Noel of Cleveland; stepchildren: Sam Lloyd Bourne of Jackson, Miss. and Laura Diane Grieves of Tampa, Fla.; brothers: Al Noel (Etta) of Cleveland, Harvey Noel (Larue) of Ruther Glen, Va., Herbert Noel (Teresa) of Richmond, Va.; sisters: Edith Hinson (Dave) of Whitestone, Va., Lillie Brinklow (Bobby) of Richmond and Rosa Lee Young (Bob) of Richmond.
The funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Father Joel Huffstetler officiating.
Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.
Keith McAmis, Bill Cornett, Robert McCready, Steven Graham, Dustin Hysinger and Jimmy Noel will serve as pallbearers. Craig Parrish, Carter Purnell and Jack Murphy will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Noel family guest book at www.fikefh.com