William Kenneth “Bill” Noce

William Kenneth “Bill” Noce, age 89, of Rush Tower, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus, Missouri.  He was born December 31, 1931 in Rush Tower, the son of the late Edna Marie (nee Hendrix) and Lewis Renaldo Noce.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Gearldine (nee Doyle) Noce; sons William L. (Melissa) Noce of Bloomsdale, and Robert “Bob” (Stephanie) Noce of Bloomsdale; daughter Cheryl Noce of Festus; grandsons William, Christopher, Caleb, Patrick, and Aaron Noce; great-granddaughters Payton, and Dakota Noce, and Kennedy Givens; and great-grandsons Greyson, and Gage Givens.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Samuel L. “Sam” (the late Becky) Noce; and a grandson Jonathan Thomas (Megan survives) Noce. 

Bill was a life-long farmer and Bank Director at Bloomsdale Bank.  He was a member of the Shekinah Masonic Lodge in Crystal City, Missouri; and active with 4H, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the Royal Ranger programs.  He did mission work in Haiti, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Cherokee Nation, where he was an honorary member.  He was an avid hunter, and loved trout fishing. He enjoyed spending time in his woodworking shop and making gifts for his family and friends. He also enjoyed driving his Gator around his property with his dog Dobie.

Private family services with interment in Presbyterian/Methodist Cemetery in Festus.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Jefferson County division of Backstoppers Inc.