Mr. Harry Polk Noble, Jr., age 90, departed from this life surrounded by family on Friday, March 13, 2020, in College Station, Texas.
Harry was born December 6, 1929, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Maizie Vincent and Harry Polk Noble, Sr. A fifth generation Texan, Harry's childhood was centered in the San Augustine, Rosevine, and Ford's Corner areas. After graduating from San Augustine High School, Harry honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a Corporal in the 19th Combat Engineers. He later graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Houston. Harry later retired in San Augustine after a long career in information analysis systems, which included work at NASA, the University of Houston, and Lamar University.
A devoted father and family man, Harry suffered with Parkinson's disease. He was a steadfast pillar to those around him. Harry loved to share stories of history and humor. A dedicated writer and historian, he provided weekly articles to the San Augustine Tribune and various magazines. He also wrote and published multiple books. Harry found significance and humor in the ordinary everyday historic and modern life; and enjoyed sharing it with others.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Madelyn "Jean" (Cartwright) Noble; sisters, Laverne (Noble) Mathews and Bobbie Lou (Noble) Thompson; and a son, Daniel Greer Noble.
He is survived by his wife, LaVaughn "Kelly" (Oates) Noble of College Station; brother, David Noble and his wife Mary Ann (Lacy) of San Augustine; his sons, Robert Alan Noble and wife Michelle (Pearce-Dove) of Manvel, and George David "Dave" Noble and wife Deborah (Killingsworth) of Cleveland; and daughter, Madelyn Ann (Noble) Galloway and husband Donald of Iola. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Autumn Noble, Anabeth (Noble) Hall, Rylee Galloway, Avery Galloway, Joe Penn, and Troy Manning; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service is set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at McMahan's Chapel Cemetery near Geneva, Texas, in Sabine County.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to McMahan's Chapel (2240 McMahan Chapel Road, Bronson, TX 75930); Parkinson's Foundation; or the National Wounded Warriors aka Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, P.O. Box 7275, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.
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