Pulley, Noland D. 1932-2019

OAK, Mo. - Noland Dale "Doggie" Pulley, 87, passed away Sept. 4, 2019, at Sunset Home, in Maysville, Missouri.

Noland is the widow of Illah Marie (Rice) Pulley. Together they shared 61 years of marriage.

In Jan. 1932, Noland and his twin sister, Nora Bell, were born to Ora Opal Anderson and George Otis Pulley.

Noland's father passed away when he was young, leaving his mother to raise five children and run the family farm.

Noland was a graduate of Maysville High School.

The summer after Noland graduated, his older brother, Leroy passed away, so Noland took over the family farming.

Noland served in the US Army from 1952-1954, during the Korean War, and saw duty on the 38th parallel.

During his service to our country he earned: a Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star, the United Nations Service Medal, a National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.

Upon completion of duty, he transferred from active duty to Army reserve to complete eight years of service under the Universal Military Training and Service Act.

After returning home from Korea, he dedicated himself to a lifetime career of farming.

In April 1956, Noland and Illah Marie were united in marriage. Together they made their home on a farm across from where he was raised. They lived there together in the home they built until her passing in 2017. He stayed there for another year, until going to the nursing home.

Noland was a member of: the Clarksdale Christian Church, Oak Christian Church, Oak Cemetery Board, Clarksdale Lions Club (51 years), Master Mason of the Masonic Lodge, in Clarksdale and Stewartsville, Missouri, VFW, Eastern Star, Lamplighters Club, and former member of the Pork Producers and Cattleman's Association.

He was appointed by Harry S. Truman as a US Marshall, and was the director of Public Water Supply District #1, of DeKalb County, for 40 years.

Noland is survived by: his brother, George Pulley, of Amity, Missouri; sister, Wanda Jo (Pat) Crawford, of Liberty, Missouri; five nieces, Audrey (George) Pulley-Stewart, of Kearney, Missouri, Karen (Burle) Stafford-Bizet, of Grovis Mills, Missouri, Christy Crawford-Wilkinson, of Kansas City, Missouri, Angela (Robert Smith) Rice-Jones, of Pattonsburg, Missouri, and Cheri Rice, of Hamilton, Missouri; three nephews, Gary (Nancy) Pulley, of Guilford, Missouri, Paul Pulley, of Cowgill, Missouri, and Brian (Kelly) Pulley, of Montrose, Minnesota; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

He is proceeded in death by: his wife; his parents; his brother, Leroy Pulley; his twin sister, Nora Bell Pulley-Stafford; sister-in-law, Betty Weidmaier-Pulley; brother-in-law, G. Stanley Rice; and nephew, Kevin Stafford.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Clarksdale Christian Church, in Clarksdale.

Burial in Oak Cemetery, Oak.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Turner Family Funeral, Maysville.

Memorial contributions: Clarksdale Lions Club, Oak Cemetery or Sunset Home.

Online condolences:

www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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