KNOLES / NOLES
Dr. Bobby G. NOLES (1930 - 2005)
Knowles Progenitor: Benjamin Noles (1765 - 1845) (NC PRO #18)
(based on obituary in the Paducah Sun, April 23, 2005)
Dr. Bob G. Noles of Collierville, Tenn., died late Tuesday, April 19, 2005. Dr. Noles was born in Paducah, Ky., on Aug. 1, 1930, and was the only child of the late Carmen Ercell Noles and Ann Elaine Noles, and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah Nelson Noles, all of Paducah. Dr. Noles attended St. Mary's and Tilghman High School, and graduated from Lone Oak High School in Kentucky. He continued his studies at several institutes of higher learning and attained a doctorate of engineering degree. Dr. Noles was an entrepreneur and philanthropist. His expertise in agriculture, petroleum engineering and international finance led to his involvement in Mideast relations, many underdeveloped countries and to serve on the Mideast Energy Summit in Riyahd with Donald Regan during the Ronald Reagan presidential administration.
Dr. Noles was influential in gaining international financing to aid underdeveloped countries to satisfy their agricultural, irrigation and energy needs. He was considered a "true gentleman." Dr. Noles conducted several seminars and classes at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., on international finance and served in an honorary position as the chairman of International Finance for Memphis.
One of Dr. Noles' favorite experiences was his role as Santa Claus is Guatemala when he delivered presents to the children of the Guatemalan Tree Natives from the wing of an airborne plane.
Dr. Noles was a veteran and served in the military during the time of the Korean War.
Dr. Noles is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Sue Nan Feagin Noles; two daughters, Carmen Ann Noles Mattox of Greenwood, Miss., and Gwendolyn Noles of Port Arthur, Texas; two grandsons, James FitzGibbons Mattox of Greenwood and Robert Noles Mattox of Pensacola, Fla.; and one great-grandson, Brenton M. Mattox of Greenwood.
A special thank-you and recognition from Dr. Noles' family to John C. Miller, a close personal friend and business associate; Drs. Hanissian and their staff; and also the staffs of Comfort Keepers and Hospice in Collierville, Tenn.
There will be graveside rites following Dr. Noles'
cremation. Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of
Date of last edit:
Friday, January 06, 2006