William Leon Noble

Published 4:15 pm Friday, December 8, 2017

(Aug. 16, 1931 ~ December 7, 2017)
William “Bill” Leon Noble, 86, passed away on December 7, 2017. He was born in Morning Sun, Iowa on August 16, 1931.
He graduated High School in Muscatine, Iowa. He met his wife, Jo Ann (Cyphers), while they both worked for the F.B.I. in Washington D.C. They were married on April 23, 1951. They were married for more than 65 years.
He next attended the International Harvester School of Industrial Engineering in 1953. He also took courses in business and engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Bill was a Sunday School Superintendent and youth group leader in Dalton, Ill. He was a Boy Scout Leader for many years in Kenosha, Wis.
He retired from Chrysler Corporation after 40 years in the auto industry. He received the Chrysler Vice President’s award of excellence for design and implementation of an automatic seat system. He holds 13 U.S. Patents. Bill lived in Bluff City, Tenn., since his retirement in 1999 and later moved to Court Manor in Ashland on October 31, 2014.
Bill loved camping and traveling with his family, eating out with friends, hunting, and his woods in the mountains of Tennessee. When you asked him how he was, he often said, “peachy keen,” and maintained a great sense of humor throughout his life.
He is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Noble) Patterson, wife of Charles Patterson, Mason, Wis.; brother, James (Mary) Noble, Muscatine, Iowa; sister, Betty (Gary) Holtz, Fairborn, Ohio; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Marine, Muscatine, Iowa. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
There will be no service at this time. A memorial service will be held in Muscatine, Iowa, in the spring.
Arrangements are with the Frost Home for Funerals in Ashland. To view the obituary online, please visit bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com

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