Ernest Noe, 71, Evansville, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 10, 2020 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.
Born May 15, 1949 in Lebanon, Indiana, he was the son of the late Doyle E. and Geneva Maxine (Boone) Noe.
After graduating from Sheridan High School with the Class of 1967, Mr. Noe continued his education at Anderson University, earning his BS in Mathematics in 1971. About a year before completing his degree, he took a position with Indiana Gas (now Vectren Energy) and remained with the company for the next 47 years, until his retirement.
He was a member of the Association for Systems Management for several years.
Mr. Noe loved to putter around in the yard and never seemed to run out of projects to tackle. There was always something that needed edged, trimmed, mowed, fed, or the blower taken to it. Gorgeous lawns don’t just happen on their own. And, as with any task, the right tools are always needed for the job at hand. For every hour that Mr. Noe spent working in his yard, he could spend three in Lowe’s, tirelessly searching for that special tool or lawncare product. (His wife, Bonnie, was usually nowhere to be found during these excursions.)
He and Bonita Carpenter were married on Aug. 30, 2003
As meticulous as he was about his yard, the same could be said for his frugality. Taking a page from his parents’ playbook, Mr. Noe saved everything that could be possibly come in handy someday, from coffee cans full of screws and bolts, drawers full of bread ties, to any old tool he would happen across.
Mr. Noe played football during his high school years at Sheridan and continued to follow Blackhawk football for the rest of his life. Racing was also another sport that he enjoyed following. He was a huge NASCAR fan, but always took time to give Indy Car a little of his attention, especially during the Month of May. It wasn’t just the high dollar racing machines that piqued his interest; he loved going to the stock races and demolition derbies out at Kitley as well. It was just as much fun to watch ‘em crash as it was to see ‘em race. Mr. Noe also liked watching the Indianapolis Ice play out at the Pepsi Coliseum.
As much as he liked being at home and taking care of things around the house, he always looked forward to vacations at Ft. Walton Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Bonita Noe; his son, Kevin M. (Kathryn) Noe of Lafayette; daughter, Angela Noe of Sheridan; grandchildren, Cian McGarr, Hannah McGarr, Logan McGarr, Alexander Noe and Bennett Noe; and his sister, Cynthia B. Noe of Sheridan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his sister, Emily Hailman.
Private family services are scheduled for Dec. 17, 2020 at Kercheval Funeral Home in Sheridan. Burial will follow at Spencer Cemetery in Sheridan. Ernest’s brother-in-law, Pastor Roy Carpenter, will be officiating.
Memorial contributions may be presented to the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science.