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Dr. Thomas George Noll, 77, of Crossville, formerly of Hillsdale, MI, passed away April 29, 2016. He was born on Nov. 7, 1938, in Garden City, KS, to the late Dr. Carlton Matthais and Mary Francis Noll. He graduated from Evergreen High School in Colorado in 1956.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman from 1956-'59, and then attended Northern Arizona University. After graduation in 1964, he attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 1968. After completing his residency training at Riverside Hospital in Trenton, MI, he set up his private practice in Hillsdale, MI. He was certified in family medicine, geriatrics and medical acupuncture. He was a Fellow and Certified Diplomat of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He won numerous awards, yet had little regard for status. He was active in the community and served as Exalted Ruler in Elks Club from 1989-'90. He was on staff at Hillsdale Community Hospital from 1969-2001. He served as Chief of Staff from 1980-'82. He was medical director of Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility from 1989-2000 and was medical examiner of Hillsdale County from 1989-2001. He was also medical director of Myrtle House Drug & Alcohol Detox Center. He was an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Michigan State University and Lincoln Memorial University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, TN.
He retired from clinical practice in 2001 and moved to Crossville and began an osteopathic manipulation and acupuncture clinic. Dr. Tom was known to his colleagues, students and patients, many of whom became friends, as a compassionate, generous and caring physician. He made a difference in the lives of many. His greatest passion was helping others. He was a constant encourager, and his wish for everyone was that they would find the same unconditional love which he discovered during the last years of his life's journey.
Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife, Katherine Dunaway Noll; son, Christopher & wife Taryn Noll, of LaGrange, KY; daughters, Lisa & husband Al Maxwell of Caramel, IN, and Angelina & husband Damion Arthur of Crossville; sister, Kay Ferry of Shipshewana, IN; brother, Richard & wife Lin Noll of Hillsdale, MI; brother-in-law, William & wife Ann Dunaway of Spartenburg, SC; brother-in-law Johnny & wife Margo Dunaway of Knoxville, TN; brother-in-law David & wife Susan Dunaway of LaFollette, TN; sister-in-law. Marie & husband Larry Meders of Jellico, TN; brother-in-law Robert & wife Jean Dunaway of Crofton, MD; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. His family is thankful for the loving care of Dr. Pierre Berry and the staff at Wyndridge Health & Rehabilitation Center.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Church B53 on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Harold Cox officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to Church B53, Believers United in Christ, Attention: Dr. Tom Memorial, 50 Woodmere Mall, Crossville, TN 38555.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on May 3, 2016
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