James F. Noble Jr.
James F. Noble Jr., 84, passed away on April 16, 2010, at theLawrence County Nursing Center in Monticello. Visitation will beMonday, April 19, 2010, from 1 until 2 p.m. and the funeral servicewill be at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church inBrookhaven, where he was a lifetime member. Burial will be inEasthaven Cemetery.
Jim Noble was born on Aug. 23, 1925, to James F. and Queenie W.Noble in Brookhaven. He was a combat veteran of World War II,serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943-1945. At war’s end,Mr. Noble returned to Millsaps College in Jackson and thereaftergraduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1948.He practiced law in Brookhaven for over 50 years before hisretirement in 2005.
Mr. Noble’s first law partner was his father, with whom hepracticed from 1948 until his father’s death in 1967. Mr. Noble’sson, James F. Noble III (Jamie), joined him in practice in 2000 andmaintains the Jackson office of Noble & Noble, PLLC.
Mr. Noble was active in many organizations and his church duringhis lifetime. He was the Brookhaven Jr. Chamber of Commerce’sOutstanding Young Man of 1955. He was active for many years in theBrookhaven Exchange Club, including service on a national educationcommittee, and with the local housing authority. He was alsopresident of the Mississippi Jr. Bar Association. From 1972-1976,he served on Governor Bill Waller’s A&I Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, EdnaNoble Lovitt (Brookhaven), and Slyvia Noble Bentz (Houston,Texas).
Mr. Noble is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pat G. Noble; hisdaughter, Emily Noble Brooker and her husband, Ray, of Toronto,Ontario; his son, Jamie, and his wife, Sloane, of Ridgeland; andfour grandchildren, Malory, Carolyn, Catie-Laurel and Jake. He wasmuch loved by his wife, children, and grandchildren, who will misstheir beloved “Pop-pop.”
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First UnitedMethodist Building Fund, the Alzheimer’s Association, or a charityof your choice.