James Noel
James Murle Noel Jr., 58, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday, March 11, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Memorial visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pinky Swear Foundation, www.pinkyswear.org, or Gideons International, www.gideons.org. James was born March 4, 1957, in El Paso to James Murle Noel Sr. and Ruby Cate Noel. He was in the United States Navy for more than 20 years. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he received a master's of divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary. James enjoyed playing golf, but truly loved being a grandpa to Abigail the most. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious wheezy laugh. Survivors: James is survived by Mary Noel, the mother of his children; son, James Murle Noel III and wife, Tara; daughters, Kristi Roye and husband, Adam, and Rachel Noel and fiance, Preston Barnett; partner, Susan Deskis; parents, James Murle Noel Sr. and Ruby Cate Noel; sisters, Sherry DeHay and husband, Jeff, and Carol Vaughan and husband, Eric; nephews, Harrison, Hunter, Zach and Alex; granddaughter, Abigail James.

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  1. My heart is heavy for the Noel family. I have known James, Sr. and Ruby for almost
    50 years and remember Jimmy as a little boy. It was a pleasure to see Jimmy a few
    months ago at an event for his parents. What a loving and protective son he was to
    James and Ruby. Sometimes life seems so unfair when we lose our loved ones prematurely. We can’t answer “why?”. My prayers and thoughts are with the family as they grieve.

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