In Memory

Arvill Noel

Arvill Noel

Arvill M. Noel

Date of Death: November 25, 1993

Arvill M. Noel, 44, of Irving died Thursday at his home of natural causes.
Mr. Noel was born Nov. 8, 1949 in Arkansas.  He worked for BAC Business Machines in the sales and service office for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer of Irving; sons, David Noel and Bryan Noel, both of Irving; brothers, Robert Noel of Irving, Mike Noel of Irving and Charles Noel of Pennsylvania; sisters, Elizabeth Gean Perry of Winnsboro, Mary Freeman of Oklahoma and Ann Blair of Dallas; and parents John and Betty Noel of Irving.
Services were held Saturday at Donnelly’s Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Pool officiating.  Burial was at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 141274, Irving, TX 75014.
Arrangements were handled by Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home. 

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04/14/09 10:02 PM #1    

Clay Harris

Arvil and I lived across the street from each other for a long time. We always had a good time together.One day we got the idea to build our own Soap Box derby car. We found a large crate. Found some wagon wheels and made our axles out of a steel bar. We tied a rope to each end of our front axle to steer with. It was perfect we thought. So we loaded up our car and pulled it with our bikes to the best spot to try out our racer. That happened to be the embankment on Irving Blvd. at the City Hall and Police station.We flipped a coin to see who went first.Arvil won the toss and got into our machine.A good shove and off he went.It was great for about the first 50 feet or so. Well as it turned out Arvil was the first to get to the bottom of the hill. Our great car was half way up the hill in pieces. He was a good guy and friend. Clay Harris

05/26/09 03:04 PM #2    

Brooks Harkey

Arvil and I worked in the summers together at Stewart Office Machines. They had the contract with the Irving ISD to maintain all the typewriters in the district. We would go from school to school and collect up all the typewriters, bring them back to the shop, take them apart, clean & oil them, adjust them, reassemble them, and return them to the school where we got them.

The typing classes were oh, such a joy, hauling ALL those typewriters out to the truck, into the shop when we got back, do all the work, then reverse the process.

It was a lot of Arvil & Brooks driving around in the company truck. LOL!!!!! One day while we were driving around I uttered my first profanity in his presence, and it was one of those things that "just came out" and I immediately thought "Did I just say that with my out loud voice?" but Arvil, if he even noticed, didn't say a thing and I let it ride because I was embarrassed.

He was a great guy and we had a lot of laughs together. Wish I knew what happened to him. I will take a photo of his grave marker next time I am at Oak Grove in Irving (I have seen his marker before) and post it here.

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