Leslie Field Noell Jr., a resident of Orlando, Florida and Waynesville, died on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Asheville, after a short illness.

He was a descendant of two early Dallas County pioneer families, who arrived in the Peters Colony in the mid 19th century and a graduate of the old Carrollton High School, class of 1957.

He later received bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Rollins College in Florida.

His professional life included his military career as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1965 and 35 years in the defense and communications industries in Dallas, South Korea, Iran, Baltimore and Orlando and Florida, where he resided for 40 years.

Les was born Oct. 23, 1939 in Jennings, Louisiana, the eldest son of Leslie F. Noell Sr and Cora Lee Coleman. He is the husband of Barbara Arnold; father of Julia Noell, Alan Noell and his wife Lisa, Douglas Noell and his wife Courtney; grandfather of Sydney,Scott, Jessica and Jacob Noell; brother of Jeff C. Noell and his wife Paula and the late Sara Ann Matthews; step-son of Martha Stone Noell.

Friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Old Frankford Church, 17405 Muirfield Dr., Dallas.

Interment will follow in the historic Frankford Cemetery where four generations of the Noell family are buried. The casket bearers will be Alan, Chris, Doug, Graham and Scott Noell, King Coleman, Billy and James Matthews. Mr Noell will lie in state one hour preceding the service.

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