CLINTON — Thomas W. Noble Sr., 86, of Clinton, formerly of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2009, at the Mercy Medical Center in Clinton. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 27, 2009, at 2:00 P.M. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Lay Minister Lester H. Sholly will officiate. Casketbearers will be Troy Korth, Sonya Lawry, Rachael Foster, Joshua Noble, Jason Noble and Jamie Noble. Honorary casketbearer will be Nathan Thomas Korth. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with full military rites by the combined units of the V.F.W. Post 1565 and the American Legion Post #27. Visitation for Tom will be held on Friday, March 27, 2009, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Memorials may be directed to the Parkinson’s Fund in Tom’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the Noble family at

Tom W. Noble was born on November 28, 1922, in Oakville, Iowa, the son of Arthur Joshua and Addie May (Lamb) Noble. Tom served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserve from January 1943 until his honorable discharge in January 1946. On November 23, 1946, Tom was united in marriage to Mildred Faye Ricketts in Muscatine, she died in 1978. Following Mildred’s death, Tom was married to Belva I. Duhr on June 10, 1979, in Clinton; she died in 2008. Tom worked for several contractors, building banks, nursing homes and shopping centers throughout the Quad Cities. He later worked at Target as the maintenance man. He graduated from Clinton Community College in 1986 at the age of 64 with his GED diploma where he also took classes in photography. He attended the New Hope Lutheran Church in Clinton. He enjoyed walks along Riverview Drive with his dog “Billy Bob” and has always had a love for fishing with his family, and also loved to garden.

Tom will be deeply missed by his three sons, Gordon Noble of Davenport, Tom Noble Jr. of Davenport and Tim Noble of Rogers, Arkansas; three daughters, Connie Endresak and her husband, Jim, of Bettendorf, Marlene Sholly and her husband, Les, of Nekoosa, Wisconsin, and Marcia Noble of Colona, Illinois; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren- and one great-great-grandchild.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mildred; and his second wife, Belva; two sons, Steven and Scotland; five brothers and three sisters.

Death date: March 22, 2009