Obituary for Larry Noel

Ponca City Now - October 13, 2021 4:31 pm

Larry M. Noel

August 9, 1936 – October 12, 2021

Larry M. Noel of Ponca City, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in AllianceHealth – Ponca City at the age of 85 years.

Larry M. Noel was born on August 9, 1936, in Blackwell, Oklahoma, to Robert M. and Thelma Nadine (Thomas) Noel. He grew up in Blackwell and graduated from Blackwell High School with the Class of 1955. On April 2, 1960, he married Patricia K. Pierce in Blackwell and Larry worked for the Blackwell Zinc Company. In 1964 the couple moved to Ponca City and he began working for Bond Bread. In 1972 they operated the Tastee Freeze before owning and operating H. & N. Sporting Goods for twenty-two years when they retired in 1994. Larry then opened a lunch place in the Blackwell Outlet Mall for three years, before selling goods at various rodeos and county fairs. His wife preceded him in death on September 9, 2017, and he continued to make Ponca City his home. He was a member of the St. Luke’s Church of the Nazarene in Ponca City. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He also enjoyed coaching for little league and adult league sports. His love came in attending and cheering for his grandchildren in their various school and sporting endeavors.

He is survived by two sons, Lonnie Noel and wife Connie of Benbrook, Texas, and Chris Noel and wife Crystal of Ponca City; grandchildren, Kasey Taylor and husband Lane, Ashly Sawyers, Monica Stricklin and husband Braun, Caleb Noel and wife Kailey, Megan Gordon and husband DeSean, Joshua Noel and wife Cherokee, and Matthew Noel; great grandchildren, Bryleigh, Luke, Charleigh Belle, Lawson, Christian, Annalee, Kylee, Brooklyn, Beckham, Jaxon, Dexter, Alexandria, Kaidynce, Kaislynn, Paylie and Kinzlee; a sister-in-law, Susie Pierce of Stillwater; a brother-in-law, Don Dirksen of Ponca City; nieces, Gwen Barber and husband Craig, Sarah Allen and husband Deon and Kim Haworth and husband Mike, Tish Hopkins and husband John; and a nephew, Kevin Dirksen.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Barbara Dirksen.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 16th in the St. Luke’s Church of the Nazarene in Ponca City with Rev. David Frees officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Caleb Noel, Joshua Noel, Matthew Noel, Scott McCaleb, Monty Malone and DeSean Gordon. Serving as honorary casketbearers will be Lane Taylor, Christian Noel, Luke Taylor, Lawson Taylor and Geno Boline.

A memorial has been established in his honor with St. Luke’s Church of the Nazarene in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.