Obituary of Ray Noll
Ray Garman Noll
April 29, 1928 ~ October 7, 2019
Ray Garman Noll, 91, was born on April 29, 1928, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to the late Paul Edward and Katie Marie (Garman) Noll. He died on October 7, 2019, in Marion, Indiana, surrounded by his loving wife, Dolores, and family.
Ray was an Army brat and often joked of moving many times throughout his youth. If you spent any time with Ray, you were probably entertained by his many stories about growing up at Carson Long Military Academy, where his father was the football coach and assistant headmaster. Ray was a veteran of the WWII era, having served in the U.S. Army Constabulary, helping to rebuild Germany after the War.
He worked at Embassy Dairy in Washington, DC, for 30+ years, retiring in 1980. After his career at Embassy Dairy, Ray and Dolores enjoyed life with their 11 children, 17 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather.
Ray became a member of Hillside Wesleyan Church after moving from College Park, Maryland, to Marion in 2006.
Everybody who knew Ray knows that, second only to his wife and family, came the BALTIMORE Colts, who were stolen and moved under cover of night to the city of Indianapolis in 1984, breaking Ray’s heart. They got the name and the team colors, but not the band uniforms. This led to his later allegiance to the Baltimore Ravens, and his utter disdain for the Indianapolis Colts.
The family would like to thank the team at Family LifeCare Hospice for their exceptional loving care during this journey.
Ray is survived by his wife, Dolores; children, Anne Noll, Elizabeth Davis, Jane Noll, Paul Noll, Larry (Susan) Dennis, Beverly (Dan) Jeffas-Drehoff, Kathy Hait, Nancy “Brandi” (Tim) Janezeck, Karen (Gary) Bingham, and Kim (Jay) Davis; and their perfect four-legged children, Buttons and Haley.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, David Noll; brother, Tom Noll; and sister, Mary Kathryn "B" Noll.
The family will receive visitors from 4:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, October 11, 2019, at the funeral home. Ray's son-in-law, Pastor Gary Bingham, will be officiating with burial following at Grant Memorial Park.
Memories may be shared online at www.nswcares.com.
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