Wilfred Gerald Nobles, Jr. 55, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away on September 29, 2012.

 

He was born November 17, 1956, in Evansville, Ind., to Wilfred Gerald Nobles, Sr. and Martha Dean (Nelson) Nobles.

He belonged to the Sons of the American Legion. Jerry enjoyed cooking, kyaking, and spending time with his family and friends. He was the evening manager at his family business, Deanís Diner.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jerri Lynn Nobles in 1988.

Jerry is survived by his daughter, Sabrina Harms (Ryan) of Mount Vernon; son, Wilfred Gerald Nobles III of Salvisa, Ky.; his parents, Wilfred and Martha; grandchildren, Kayla, Malaki, and Nate Harms; sister, Anita Goff (James) of Mount Vernon; niece, Sarah Reeley (Christopher); and great nephew, Blayke Reeley.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Point Township Church of the Nazarene on Bonebank Road in Posey County with the Rev Troy DeKemper officiating.

Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

 

Jerry Nobles

 

Body recovered; dozens turn out to pray

 

Mount Vernon Democrat

By Angela Geralds

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm


The body of a missing
Mount Vernon kayaker was recovered Tuesday morning.

Wilfred Gerald "Jerry" Nobles was kayaking Saturday, Sept. 29, when his boat overturned after coming up on a log jam in the Little Wabash River. In spite of the attempts of his friends to retrieve him, Nobles never resurfaced.

Crews, including personnel from Black Township fire and Marrs Township's dive team, searched for Nobles, but heavy current prevented diving.

Monday, Oct. 1, Nobles' daughter, Sabrina Harms, said crews had found what they believed to be the body of her father with SONAR equipment but were still unable to recover him, due to water conditions.

Tuesday morning, however, Marrs divers recovered the body.

Tuesday night, friends and family met on Mount Vernon's riverfront to join in prayer for the family of Nobles. Many braved the rain and cool weather to show support for the family.

Harms said Nobles had began kayaking in the summer, and it became an activity he enjoyed. In a Facebook post before an August kayaking trip, Nobles said that if it was his last post, he had died doing what he loved.

<div class="source">Andrew Fendrich</div><div class="image-desc">Friends and loved ones of the family of Jerry Nobles gather on a rainy, cool Mount Vernon riverfront Tuesday night, Oct. 2 for a prayer vigil for Nobles' family. Nobles' body was recovered from the Little Wabash River Tuesday morning. He went missing Saturday, Sept. 29, after his kayak overturned.</div><div class="buy-pic"></div>

Andrew Fendrich

Friends and loved ones of the family of Jerry Nobles gather on a rainy, cool Mount Vernon riverfront Tuesday night, Oct. 2 for a prayer vigil for Nobles' family. Nobles' body was recovered from the Little Wabash River Tuesday morning. He went missing Saturday, Sept. 29, after his kayak overturned.