Obituary for Jerry Don Noble



by Koehler Funeral Homes-Chandler and Boonville

Newburgh, IN. – Jerry Don Noble, 83, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital.
Jerry was born in Rockport, Indiana on January 3, 1936, to the late Jerry W. Noble and Esther (Bufkin) Noble Girdley.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry W. Noble and Esther (Bufkin) Noble Girdley; step-father, Porter Girdley; and sister, Diana Fox.

Jerry attended Boonville High School and the University of Evansville where he earned a Master’s degree in Education. He retired from Castle High School as an English teacher after 29 years and was very well-known locally as a Southern Gospel singer, including the last 10 years singing with Victoria Mason Ford (Jerry and Victoria). He recorded several albums, including his last gospel album, By Grace Alone. He was very active in promoting Southern Gospel music. He was a member of Abundant Life Community Church in Newburgh, Indiana.

He was known for his strong Christian faith (which he expressed in music), humor, sharp wit and, of course, marking anything from newspaper articles to menus with a red pen when finding grammatical errors – a pet peeve of his. Jerry loved going to gospel concerts and movies and checking out new coffee shops and restaurants. He was also a great lover of animals.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Angela A. Noble; sons, Ronald K. Noble (Laquita) and Cary W. Noble (Brenda); daughter, Michelle K. Noble; sister, Linda Crawford; brothers, Bob Girdley (Delores) and Arch Girdley (Jane); grandchildren, Justin Graham, Danesha Whitlock, Geneva Jo Noble, Chekinah Noble, Angie Burrows, Isaiah Noble, Brenden Wynn, Tabitha Noble, Valerie Bower, Jennifer Noble and Alex Croghan; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 P.M. on Friday, March 22, and from 9 to 10 A.M. on Saturday, March 23, at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, March 23. The service will be performed by Pastor Mark Short. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville Rescue Mission.

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