William “Bill” J. Noce, 80, of Burfordville, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at his home. He was born July 3, 1935 in Red River township, Arkansas, son of Tony W. and Ruby L. Gray Noce.
He married Susan Provençal on December 16, 1972 in Clinton, Massachusetts. Bill was a 1955 graduate of Jackson High School. He served in the Missouri National Guard for 4 ½ years before signing up for active duty in the US Army. He retired as a Sergeant-Major (E9) after 24 ½ years of service. Upon retirement, he worked at St. Francis Medical Center for 24 years, and was an active member of TOPS, becoming Chapter King in 2012. Bill attended Connection Point Church in Jackson, and was a member for 31 years, volunteering often in the Junior Church ministry there.
William is survived by his wife Susan; four children, William P. (Jolynn) VonHasseln Jr. of Cape Girardeau, Michael E. (Regina) VonHasseln of Jackson, Tiffany M. (Joshua) Munroe of Fruitland, and Andrew C. (Lorilynn) Noce of Cape Girardeau. He was the proud grandfather of 18 grandchildren; Sarrah R. Deevers, Ashley N. Schott, Corwyne Mann, Nathan Berry, James Hill, Jessica Hill, Deidre Hill, and Alexander Mann, Elizabeth J. Andrews, Diandrea (Dakota) Magill, Caitlin VonHasseln, and Brynden VonHasseln, Isabella, Emmalee, Shyana, and Ryan Munroe, and Jayce and Lucius Noce. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren; Lexi Ann and Ariel Taylor, Sean, and Alaina Andrews, Savannah Magill, Aubrey Mann, Leo Berry, and Brantley Hill; and mother-in-law, Katherine (Harold) Sheridan of Littleton, New Hampshire.
He was preceded in death by his parents, baby son Aaron, step-father Curtis Terry, step-mothers Marie, Lola, and Cora, and father-in-law Leonard Merrill.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2016 at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at Connection Point Church. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m. at the church with Reverend Chris Vaught and Pastor Kevin Detweiler officiating. Burial will follow at Bloomfield Military Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Connection Point building fund or Saint. Francis NICU.
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