Loy Dale Nolen, 76, went to be with his Savior and Lord on Jan. 22, 2014. He died of natural causes after a prolonged and courageous battle against leukemia and lung cancer.
Mr. Nolen was born Feb. 17, 1937, in Danville. He served on the USS Randolph carrier as an aviation ordnance specialist during the Korean Conflict.
He was a retired iron worker from Arkansas Local 321.
Mr. Nolen has resided in Saline County for the last 62 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Canal A. and Susan Arizona Nolen.
He is survived by his brother, Tommy Nolen of Benton; and four children, Russell Nolen of and Karen Pearce of Kalispell, Mont., Susan Ballou of Nemo, Texas, and Dr. Kimberely Sweet of Mansfield, Texas. He was blessed with five grandchildren, Camren Robinson of Arlington, Texas, Lauren Vallas of Waco, Texas, Sara Pearce of Kalispell, Mont., and Austin and Michael Sweet of Mansfield, Texas; two nephews, Jordan and Joseph Nolen of Benton; a niece, Laurie Nolen of Benton; his beloved aunt, Ruth Richards of Danville; and his uncle, Glen Inman of Cowetta, Okla.
Mr. Nolen was married to the former Joy Vice of Benton for 21 years.Â He leaves behind many beloved family and friends.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Ashby Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Sweet of Grand Prairie, Texas, officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Mooreâ€™s Chapel Cemetery in Havana, Ark.Â
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com