Lodge of Sorrow - Mike Nobles
It is with a heavy heart and profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved brother, friend, and leader Mike Nobles. Mike was not just a member, but a cornerstone of our Order; a guiding light whose commitment, passion, and camaraderie were felt by all. His leadership as our Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler will be sorely missed by us all.
Mike will be remembered for his unwavering spirit of fraternity and service. His immeasurable contributions to our Order and the community at large have left a lasting legacy that will continue to inspire us.
In this time of grief, let's draw strength from one another and uphold the virtues that Mike lived by – charity, justice,
brotherly love, and fidelity.
May his soul rest in eternal peace. Please keep Mike and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
-To Our Absent Members
Mike was born in Hattiesburg MS, December 25, 1951, to Troy and Gladys Nobles. In his formative years, he spent many happy hours in the woods and local streams with his father, Troy, who passed on to him a love for hunting and fishing. He was taught early in life to respect, appreciate and conserve our wildlife and environment.
Mike was educated in the Hattiesburg Public School System and graduated from Forrest County AHS in 1969. He continued his studies for two years at Jones County Junior College. For the next 15 years he pursued a career in engineering and land surveying. Mike continued his working life as a Construction Planner in the pulp paper industry. After 13 years in this endeavor, opportunities afforded him a different career path. Mike spent the next 12 years in the medical profession. He worked as an ophthalmology tech for eye physicians and surgeons. He retired from Hattiesburg Clinic in 2014.
Mike joined the Hattiesburg Elks Lodge #599 in 2000. He served in several positions becoming Exalted Ruler for 2006-2007. He has also served as District Deputy South, Vice President South and an Assistant Clerk of Elections at several National Conventions. He was elected President of the MS State Elks Association 2013-2014. In 2016 Mike received the Charlie Duffie Award for outstanding service on the state level and became a member of the MS State Elks Hall of Fame in 2022. In 2018 he received two Grand Lodge appointments: Area 3 Committeeman Public Relations and Membership, then Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for the State of Mississippi.
Mike is survived by his wife Pam, his son Erin Nobles (Becky), Michaela Breann Nobles and Julie Gordon (Nick), Micah, Geordi and Oliver; his daughter Adrienne Nobles Hill (Gary), Justin, Jeffrey, Aurelia and Andrew. He is also survived by Kermit Nobles and Audrey Nobles Lacoste.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 29th at Oak Grove Church (formerly Oak Grove United Methodist Church) 4915 Old Highway 11, Hattiesburg MS. Visitation - 1:00 PM Celebration - 2:00 PM
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent in Mike’s name to: Elks National Foundation 2150 N. Lakeview Avenue Chicago IL 60614-1889
God is great. Life is good. Miracles did happen.