Tom Noel Jr. was born in Atlanta, Ga. on August 31,1923. Tom grew up in South Carolina and attended Clemson college, then to the Air Force to be a pilot. Tom moved to California to start a family, having two boys -Timothy and Tommy – and a daughter, Cindy. Tom pursued his job and moved to Puyallup in 1977, where he worked in sales with Boeing. Eatonville would soon be his home and the place where he married Margorie Coburn. Together they lived on the Eatonville farm where Tom loved to do many things, but his true love were the hayfields, where he spent many hours on his tractors. Tom was an active member of the Lions club and the Eatonville Eagles.
Tom was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Lutie Noel, son Timothy Noel, granddaughter Katie, great-grandson Hunter Smith, and stepdaughter Cathy Shelley. Tom is survived by wife Margorie Noel , son Tom Noel, daughter Cindy ( Bob) Guas, stepsons Byron and Bruce (Michelle )Coburn, grandchildren Lundy, Tessa, Summer, Lauren, and step-grandchildren, Brenda, Carla, Brady, Jerry, Heather ,Amber, Angie, Jennifer, Cody, Christopher, Kyle, and great-grandchildren Jesse, Garrett, Tristin, McKenzie, Barley, Madyson, Ashley, Tanner, Hensley, Ashley and Ryan.
A celebration of life will be held at the Eatonville Eagles Hall at 2 p.m. Saturday, the 6th of April.