Burl L. Noggle, Professor Emeritus of U.S. History at Louisiana State University, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the age of 89. He was born in Bostic, North Carolina, on July 1, 1924, to Walter Farris Noggle and Annie Bell Greene, who preceded him in death. Beloved survivors are his wife, Kathleen "Kate" Randall, Baton Rouge; his children and their spouses: Steve Noggle and Patty Moffatt, Morganton, North Carolina; Vanessa Noggle, Asheville, North Carolina; and Amy and Kurt Ruhin, Atlanta, Georgia; his grandchildren: Claire and Matt Ruhlin, Atlanta, Georgia; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their spouses: Jack and Cheryl Randall, Woodworth, Louisiana; Connie and Pat Smith, Irving, Texas; Tom and D'Arcy Randall, Austin, Texas; Charles and Mary Ellen Randall, Pineville, Louisiana; Rose Mary and Richard Williams, Betsy and Rob Neely, and David and Lee Randall, all of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Chris and Debbi Randall, Dallas, Texas; and Patrick Randall and Anne Robinson, Austin, Texas; his twenty-seven nieces and nephews; and his twelve great-nieces and great-nephews. His legacy also includes the students and colleagues of his distinguished career as a teacher, scholar, and writer in the field of U.S. History. His families will honor this vital and gentle man on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, in a private service and burial at Greenoaks Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A memorial service will take place at a later date.
Published in The Advocate from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, 2013.