Timothy Lee Noel, Sr.

TIMOTHY LEE NOEL, SR., 81, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away suddenly Sunday, December 17, 2023 at Weirton Medical Center. Tim was born on May 2, 1942 in Wellsburg, WV, son of the late Raymond Noel and Juanita (Wolfe) Noel. Tim retired after 20 years of service with the United States Marine Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant and a Master Blaster in Explosive Ordnance Devices (EOD). When called, he worked with the Navy Seals. Tim received numerous medals including the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation Navy Achievement Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with six stars, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device, Navy Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal with five stars, Certificate of commendation, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and Frame, Meritorious Unit Citation, Letter of Appreciation, Sharpshooter Rifle and Pistol Expert Badges x5 and numerous Meritorious Mast. After retiring from the Marine Corps he worked as a Foreman for 14 years at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Coke Plant on the old block. After retiring from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Tim was hired as a contractor in Explosive Ordnance Devices working throughout the United States cleaning up ordnance that had surfaced over the years. He was a member of the Hooverson Heights Church of Christ and life member of the VFW. Many will remember Tim for his service to our Country through the Marine Corps, his enjoyment of fishing and working with disabled veterans through Healing Waters. Tim is survived by his wife of 31 years, Janet (Huggins) Noel; three children: Evelyn Pietanza of Monrovia, MD, Juanita (Jack) Dixon of Havelock, NC and Timothy L Noel, Jr. of Hagerstown, MD; three step children: Christine (Jon) Gausche of Bonaire, GA, John (Teresa) Sullivan of Bethel Park, PA, and Kelly (Larry) Simms of Salem, OH; seven grandchildren: Olivia, Victoria and Alexandra Pietanza, Christopher (Audrey) Noel, Mark Bellinger, Krista Dixon and Zoe Noel; eight step grandchildren: John Dean (Katie) Gausche, Kristen (Elton) Bryant, Brigitte (Doug) Bovee, Morgan, Riley and Avery Sullivan, and Megan and Kyle Simms; a great grandchild, Oren Noel; four step great grandchildren: Shane (Isabel), Reese and Brigitte Bryant, and Owen Bovee; a sister, Sandy (John) Darnes of Heath, OH; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends were received on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 and again on Thursday, December 21, 2023 until the time of the funeral service, at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, with Pastor Jason Roberts officiating. Interment followed at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA with Military Honors by his comrades of the United States Marine Corp and an American Flag Line and Military Escort by the WV and PA Patriot Guards. Condolences, photos and stories may be viewed or added at