1934 - 2015
Robert Nolen, 81, passed away Wednesday, April 6.
Robert was born March 16, 1934 in Nashville TN., to Oscar B. Nolen and Annie Louise Throneberry. The family moved to Wichita Falls in 1948 and made their home in the Wichita Valley Farms. Robert was a graduate of Iowa Park High School, Class of 1952. He was an outstanding student and athlete, lettering in football, basketball, tennis and track. He attended Arlington State College, which was a branch of Texas A & M. In 1954 he joined the United States Marine Corps, and served four years. In 1956 he and Mary Ann Crawford were married in Wichita Falls. He worked for 39 years as Chief Estimator for Crawford Drywall before retiring in 1996. He then got his real estate license and worked for Nortex Realty, from which he retired in 2005. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandchildren in Colorado and taking an annual trip to Puerto Vallarta with his wife and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert Nolen, Jr. of Covington, LA., and Jeff Nolen of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
A Celebration of Life was held in the East Sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls Saturday.
The family suggest memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.
Condolences may be sent to the family at fallsfuneralhome.com.