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HUNTSVILLE, AL - Thomas R. "Tommy" Noel of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Bluefield, WV died Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Floyd E. "Tut" Fann Veterans Home. Born September 27, 1927 in Pounding Mill, VA, he was the son of the late George C. Noel and Rosa B. Brewster Noel. Tommy was a member of the Royal Order of Moose and American Legion Riley Vest Post 9. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the years of the Korean Conflict. He was a member and deacon of Edgemont Baptist Church. Tommy had worked for Betsy Ross Bakery as a truck driver. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Louise Robinette Noel, brothers; Bill, Jim and Jack Noel, sisters Ellen and Margaret and by his eldest son; Larry Noel, a lifelong resident of Galax, VA.
Surviving are his children; Timothy Noel and wife Shelia of Huntsville, AL, David Noel and wife Nancy of Friendsville, TN, grandchildren; Sarah Noel of Suffolk, VA, David Noel, Jr. and wife Adriana of Portsmouth, VA, Taylor Noel Williams and husband Quentin of Chesapeake, VA, Paige Noel and Jacob Noel of Friendsville, TN, and Step-granddaughter; Natalie Noel Copeland and husband Reede of Knoxville, TN. Pallbearers will be Timothy Noel, David Noel, David Noel, Jr., Jacob Noel, James Fiorella, and John Ratcliffe. Honorary pallbearers will be Quentin Williams.
Funeral services will be Friday September 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.H. Kestner officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00- 2:00 PM. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Grandview Memory Gardens Cemetery, Bluefield, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tommy's memory to Hospice of North Alabama, 3311 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, or phone 256-533-4300.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com.
Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Thomas Noel.
Published on September 14, 2017
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