James “Buddy” Nobles, age 85 of Evergreen went to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 4th at Cope-Keahey Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Monday at Cope-Keahey Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Griffin and Rev. Neal Butler will officiate the services. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Nobles, Gerald Johnson, Randy Miller, Brent Miller, Darrell Davis, and Russell Colvin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Tatum, John Hendricks, Larry Smith and Tom Jones. Serving as Honor Guards will be members of the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments.
Buddy was born March 10, 1938, in Evergreen where he lived for 85 years. He served with the Alabama National Guard for 9 years. He also served with the citizens of Evergreen as a fireman with the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Department for 55 years. Buddy was a faithful member of Bower Memorial Baptist Church; he was an avid fisherman, hunter and especially loved to the “run the dogs”.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Grace Nobles, brother Sam Nobles, and sister, Barbara Ann Lynch.
Left to cherish his memory, his wife of 63 years, Barbara; son, Ricky and his wife, Ann of Evergreen; son Dennis Nobles of Evergreen; granddaughter “his baby girl” Haley and husband Kevin Falkenberry of Monroeville, sisters, Judy (Andy) Anderson of Excel and Lanell (Doug) Thames of Winchester, TN.
The family extends a special thanks to the Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Southern Care Hospice of Evergreen and Dr. Mark Roberts and Jessica Pierce and Whitney Harper.
Cope-Keahey Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
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