December 12, 2018

Edward "Cowboy" Noakes Jr.

Died Dec. 2, 2017


Edward “Cowboy” Noakes Jr., 80, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 2, 2017, at his home with family by his side.

Edward was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Fayette County, Pa., to the late Edward and Dorothy (Harshman) Noakes Sr. Edward proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955-1957. He married the former Joann Candea. Edward was a millwright by trade for General Motors until his retirement. He was a member of the Auxiliary Police Department in Taylor and Special Dept. of Flint, was a Shriner and a Mason, and member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Edward enjoyed gardening and lawn care, tinkering with mechanics and visiting friends.

Edward is survived by his sons, Chuck Noakes of Romulus and Daryl Noakes of Dearborn Heights; daughter-in-law, Andrea Noakes of West Branch; brothers, Earl Noakes and Richard Noakes; and grandchildren, Audrick Noakes and Seth Lyon.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Joann; son, Christopher Noakes; and two brothers, Harold Noakes and Eugene Noakes.

Visitation for Edward will take place from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, with funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. at the Buresh Funeral Home, 101 Harrison, Prescott, MI 48756. Pastor Randy Leiter will officiate, and interment will follow with military honors in Selkirk Cemetery in West Branch.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Those wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to make a donation to the Hospice of Helping Hands of West Branch in his honor.


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