Jimmie Leon Noblitt was born in the old Tisdal Hospital in Elk City, Oklahoma to Maudie Mae (Argo) and Willie Thelbert Noblitt. He passed away in his home at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 20 days.
Jimmie, also called “Nobbie”, grew up in Hammon where he attended school graduating in 1959. Immediately after graduation he went to barber college where he obtained his barber certificate. He continued to practice his trade and served in the Army National Guard until the Cuban Missile Crisis and was called to served in 1963. He was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas until he received an honorable discharge for his service. Jimmie continued in the Army National Guard and spent some time stationed at Clinton-Sherman Air Force base where he cut hair. He was later married to Bobbie Faye (Armstrong) Noblitt at Wheeler, Texas on February 23, 1965. They made their home in Hereford, Texas and Yukon, Oklahoma before moving to Merritt, Oklahoma where they made their home. In mid 80’s Jimmie trained and raised thoroughbred race horses. Jimmie made a living owning a livestock trucking company and also was a general contractor for many homes in the Merritt community he retired from the True Value lumberyard in 1992. He filled his spare time playing Domino’s, Canasta, Wahoo and country dancing. He also followed his kids and grandkids playing sports, showing livestock, rodeo’s and dance. In the his later years he was a loyal follower of the Hammon Warriors basketball and OU football.
Jimmie was a jack of all trades and a master of none who liked to tinker, fixing radios, toasters, radios, small plumbing and electric jobs.
Jimmie was saved and baptized at an early age and has been a member and trustee for the last 25 years at the Eastside Baptist Church where he also taught Senior Adult Sunday School Class. Jimmie was a people person and never met a stranger and would help anyone in need.
He is preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters, Lila Sifford, Lucile Stalcup, Hazel Morgan, Glenna Kay Noblitt and Jean Merrick; 2 brothers, Delbert and Richard Noblitt; grandson-inlaw, Brock Downs.
Jimmie is survived by his wife, Bobbie, of the home; 2 children, Bobbie K. Tompkins and husband, Steve, Foss, OK and Jim Ed Noblitt and wife, Lori, Mangum, OK; 10 grandchildren, Brian, Justin, Brooke, Stevie, Ceaton, Lacie, Blake, Maddison, Caton and Kaidyn; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; special nephew, Bill Merrick and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 at Eastside Baptist Church at 2:00 PM officiated by Chris Carlisle. Burial will immediately follow at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service-West. Condolences can be made online at www.classicfunerals. com