Dennis Nooner, Sr., age 93, of Glenwood, went to sleep in the Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
He was born on December 1, 1926, in the Pulltight community of Yell County, the son of Joseph Nooner and Ovie Noles Nooner. After serving two years in the United States Navy, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Oklahoma State University. On July 29, 1951, he married Veda Ewing, who preceded him in death on August 16, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Vela Fox, Eudora McCormick, Odell Nooner, George Nooner, Merle Nooner and Wanda Hizney.
After his marriage to Veda, he completed his Master of Science degree at Henderson State University while teaching physics at Lake Hamilton High School. He also taught physics, biology and chemistry at Ozark Academy. In the late 1960’s, Dennis and Veda owned and operated nursing homes along with Veda’s sister, Evea Bainum, and her husband, Irvin. Over the years, they owned facilities in Salisbury and Berlin, Maryland and Millsboro, Delaware. During these years, the Nooner family made their home in Maryland. In 1990, Dennis retired and moved back to Arkansas to begin his favorite career, cattle farming.
Dennis was very active in his church where he served as an elder. He was not only active on a local level, but on a regional and national level, serving on the board of the North American Division of Seventh Day Adventists. He actively taught the Adult Sabbath School class for 65 years.
He is survived by two sons, Dennis H. “Denny” Nooner, Jr. of Glenwood and Darrell Nooner of Los Angeles; two grandchildren, Esther Macy Nooner and Dennis H. Nooner, III; his nephew, Tim Bainum and his wife, Donna, of Glenwood; and many other nieces, nephews and loving cousins.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 28, 2020, in the Bonnerdale Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Brandon Westgate officiating.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at the church.
Interment will be in the Bonnerdale Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery with military honors by the United States Navy Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Garry McCormick, Randy Kesslen, Kim Peckham, John Peckham, James Southhall and Max Holland.
Memorials may be made to the Bonnerdale Seventh Day Adventist Church, 709 Adventist Church Road, Bonnerdale, Arkansas 71933.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood with guest registry at www.davis-smith.com.