Noble Sidwell Daniels, born April 7, 1921, passed peacefully, surrounded by the love and support of family at the age of 98 in Oklahoma City on November 28, 2019.
Noble was a 1939 graduate of Shawnee High School and enlisted in the United States Army on January 15, 1941, earning the rank of Master Sergeant in the 71st Signal Company during World War II. He proudly served with the 1st Engineer Special Brigade and toured through North Africa, Sicily and France, where he participated in the Invasion of Normandy at Utah Beach. Following his retirement from the Army in 1945, Noble worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor until 1976.
Noble married Melba Jean Coaly on March 30, 1956. Over the past 63 years, they enjoyed many adventures: from camping trips all across the country, traveling to casinos in Biloxi, Mississippi, to high school and Army reunions and regular trips to visit their family, Noble and Melba shared a lifetime of memories together.
Noble will be remembered for his love of family and zest for life: he was a man of many hobbies— a musician of all kinds, a photographer, computer enthusiast, handy man and dancer. He was always staying busy with projects, even at 98 years old.
Noble is survived by his wife, Melba Daniels; his daughter, Pamela Juel and husband Vern; granddaughter, Crystal Crawford and husband Luke, and granddaughter Kimberley Juel. Noble is also survived by his brother, Billy Joe Daniels and wife Aljnita as well as their children and grandchildren.
In following Noble’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers, Noble’s family requests that donations be made in his honor to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
Noble’s family would like to thank Hospice Quality Care in Del City for their professional and compassionate support of Noble and his family.
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