Gary Noble

Gary Noble

Gary Noble, 69, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on Nov. 8, 1949, in Anna, the son of Earl and Nora Rushing Noble. 

Nora Noble preceded him in death and his father married Droleska Adams,who raised Gary as her own. 

He married Brenda Hileman on Dec. 6, 1986, in Jonesboro. 

Mr. Noble is survived by his wife, Brenda Noble; children Angela (Daren) Silberschlag of St. Louis, Melissa Knight of Dallas, Texas, and Christian (Taylor) Haney of Jonesboro; grandchildren Carly Silberschlag, Hannah Lincoln, and Lisa and Sarah; six great-grandchildren; many other family members and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his birth mother; his parents; a son, Jeremy Kasper; a brother, Don Noble; sisters Delorias Womack and Vernetta Blaylock; a niece, Sherry Noble; and a son-in-law Kevin Knight. 

He worked for the Florsheim shoe factory for 25 years. He was an advocate for the Black Lung Association and served as a liaison for them for many years. 

Funeral services were Monday, April 29, at 1 p.m. at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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