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 by The Advocate from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, 2013.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
In 1974 I met Dr. Noggle. Craig Baughman and I would go to his condominium and play bridge with him and Jannie (professor at Southern University). We would also play tennis. Craig and I had very little disposable income and were very thankful for their generosity. While we offered to bring items when we visited, they would always provide food and drink. We were in our late 20's at that time. We really enjoyed his company.
Sam Smith Round Rock Texas
August 27, 2020
Dr. Noggle was a great teacher - in the classroom and as a mentor. Condolences to his wife and all of his family.
November 26, 2013
Dear Kate, I just learned about Burl's passing. I was thinking of you two just last week. Strange. He was a great man, a true thinker, a fine friend. I hope to come down to Louisiana for the December memorial if I can. Love, Ed Muir
November 12, 2013
Kate: Paul Paskoff just fowarded me the news. Burl was my first friend when I came to LSU over 40 years ago now. In fact, when I got Paul's email, I was re-reading a Travis McGee novel, which series Burl introduced me to all those years ago. As he introuced me to Raymond Chandler and Faulkner and so many more. Fond memories flooding back now as I remember my friend.
Please accept my condolences and best wishes, Kate, and to all his family. And in a bit, I'll pour a shot of bourbon or two, and spend more time remembering him... and smiling.
November 9, 2013
Dear Kathleen, It's so hard to express our sorrow for your loaa. Burl was an extraordinary man. Love, Theresa and David
November 8, 2013
Dear Kathleen, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.