A funeral service for James Robert “Bob” Noyce, 92, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Wheatland Bible Church in Wheatland with Pastor Jason Iacovetto officiating. Interment will be held in the Wheatland Cemetery with military honors accorded by Ora Call American Legion Post #10, Laramie Peak VFW Post 3558, and Army Honor Guard.
Bob Noyce, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away Thursday, April 4 at the Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland.
Bob was born Sept. 10, 1926 in Wheatland, the son of Irvin Charles and Minnie E. (Green) Noyce, the middle of three children.
In May 1945, Bob was drafted into the United States Army. He served his country during WW II as a military police officer in Belgium, France, and Germany. After an honorable discharge, Bob attended LeTourneau Tech in Longview, Texas where he studied engineering.
On Dec. 25, 1951, Bob married the love of his life, Joyce Clipperton, daughter of Athelstan and Ellen Clipperton of Butterfield, Minn. Together, the pair raised two beautiful children, and operated Noyce’s Friendly Shop for more than 30 years. During that time, Bob also worked for D.W. Hopkins Construction as a heavy machinery operator, a corporate member with Lock Trucking, Inc., and as a mechanical engineer for Basin Electric until his retirement in 1992.
Most remember Bob on his big green tractor mowing the fields, moving snow, rototilling and prepping gardens for the spring season, and lending a hand whenever he was needed.
To his family, he was a man that took his time and led by example. Bob never made a decision without consulting God first and could be found often in prayer or reading his bible.
Bob’s love for his wife, Joyce, his children, Lenny and Ruth, and his granddaughter, Rachael, was immeasurable. He thought of them first and always made sure his family had what they needed. When Bob did something, he took the time necessary to do it right – and always without complaint. His sense of humor was quiet and quick, and he loved a good joke. His laugh and his smile were infectious, and you knew when Bob liked you – he really did smile with his whole face.
Bob is preceded in death by his father, Irvin Noyce; mother, Minnie Noyce; and older brother, David Noyce.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Joyce; son, Lenny (wife, Kris and sons, Juanito and Emiliano), daughter, Ruth (Moyte), granddaughter, Rachael (Moyte); and younger sister, Esther (Haburn).
Friends and family may call at the Wheatland Bible Church Fireside room, Thursday, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Donations and memorials in his name may be made to the VFW Laramie Peak Post 3558, American Legion Post 10, or American Legion Riders Post 95 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com