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James Lawrence Noe, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1946-2015)

James Lawrence Noe, Jr., was an outstanding Campbellsville, KY, civic and business leader. He was a partner in the firm of Noe & Ratcliffe Hardware for 29 years, and later became general manager of Cox Shavings. He was a Mason. An active member of the Campbellsville community, he served on the board of Campbellsville-Taylor County Rescue and was a member of the board of trustees at Campbellsville University. He was a farmer. He played major roles in local Baptist Churches. He was a native of Marion County, KY, the son of the late James L. Noe, Sr. and Louise M. Bass Noe. His wife of over five years, Cary Colvin Coe, survives.
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James Lawrence Noe, Jr., age 69, died at 1:45pmET, Friday, February 27, 2015 in Louisville, KY.

The funeral service for James Lawrence Noe, Jr., will be at 10amCT/11amET, Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Dr. James Jones. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, 200 block, W Main Street, Campbellsville. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the funeral home.

James Lawrence Noe, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1946-2015)

James Lawrence Noe, Jr. was the son of the late James L. Noe, Sr. and Louise M. Bass Noe. He was born February 9, 1946 in Marion County, Kentucky. He died at Friday, February 27, 2015 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 69 years, 18 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church for forty years, where he served as Deacon and Adult Department Director in Sunday School. He also served on the Finance Committee, Long Range Planning, Chairman of the Building Committee of the Family Life Center and remodeling of the Education Building. He has been a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church since 2008.

He served his country honorably for six years with the Kentucky National Guard Company B, 1st Battalion 623rd Field Artillery.

He was a partner and later owner of Noe & Ratcliffe Hardware Store for 29 years. Beginning in 1998 he became general manager of Cox Shavings, Inc., in Campbellsville. He has also farmed for his entire life, raising beef cattle and horses. His hobby was trail riding with his friends.

An active member of our community, he served on the board of Campbellsville-Taylor County Rescue and was a member of the board of trustees at Campbellsville University.

He was a member of Elkhorn Masonic Lodge #568 F & AM and a 32nd degree Shriner.

He united in marriage to Cary Colvin August 15, 2009.

Besides his wife, Cary Noe of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters and one son: Gail McQueary and husband, Paul and Janna Morris of Campbellsville, KY; and James L. (Jamie) Noe III of Fairview, Tennessee

  • One step-daughter: Bethany Sprowles and husband Jeremy of Campbellsville, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Hunter McQueary, Grant McQueary, Tate Morris, Chase Morris, Elizabeth Morris and Brylee Sprowles

  • One brother: Larry Noe and wife, Beverly of Campbellsville, KY

  • Many other relatives and friends
Send a condolence to the family of James Lawrence Noe.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsvillle, KY, in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to the building fund of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

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Horsedrawn hearse carries James Noe, Jr to final resting place

2015-03-02 - 100 E Main Block, Campbellsville, KY - Photo from Larry Smith, The Big Dawg 99.9 FM & The WAVE 92.7.
A horse drawn funeral carriage bore Mr. James Lawrence Noe, Jr. from Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home south to Main and west on Main Street through the Downtown Business District he was so much a part of to his final resting place in Brookside Cemetery, on West Main in Campbellsville. The picture was taken today, Monday, March 2, 2015. The horse drawn hearse was a personal request by Mr. Noe, one of the great civic, business, and community leaders of 20th Century Taylor County, KY. Horses were one of his many passions. The driver of the hearse and owner of the horses is Mr. Micah Owens, Crab Orchard, KY. The hearse is owned by Stith Funeral Home of Danville, KY. - Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications

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