Noah Timothy Sr.
Sequoyah Vocational School ~ Student 1970s
EUFAULA, Ok -- Noah Timothy, Sr. , was born Sept. 27, 1950 to Lewis and Mary Lewis Timothy of Eufaula and passed away February 8, 2010 at age 59.
He accepted the call of the Lord to be his personal savior on July 8, 1962 and was baptized by Rev. Willie Kelley and placed his membership at Okfuskee Baptist Church.
Noah received his education from Eufaula Elementary School, attending grades 1 thru 6. He then attended for a short while at Jones Academy, leaving to enter Sequoyah Indian School where he graduated in 1971. While attending Sequoyah, he was a leader on their track team. He wrote an article on a track competition that depicted the state title of Sequoyah’s track team.
He received numerous awards and made All-State for two years in a row. Running was his life; he didn’t run to compete, he took up the sport because running was in his blood. Noah’s career took him to local and out-of-state areas to compete.
Another area of interest that he shared with all he met, was his writing ability. He’d write poems and short stories about all areas of nature, people and all that he encountered in rural areas.
Outside of his Sequoyah days, he was an avid Sooner fan. Noah was a happy outgoing person who never met a stranger. He always brought joy and laughter to all people he met. He was always happy and never did complain.
When his sister Stella would ask if he needed anything he’d reply, "No, I’m all right. I’m OK but I want you to take care of yourself.”
Stella’s last visit with her brother Noah, was at J.M.’s Restaurant, where they shared laughs and teasing of one another. Stella got to visit with Noah as she took him riding around the lake and buying him a soda pop. He spoke of himself praying and asking the Lord for forgiveness and that he still prayed no matter where he was. He stated, “I know that I’m forgiven for a lot of things and I can still pray.”
“You know, I know you don’t know what burdened my brother, but when he mentioned ‘praying’ to me, that was the root to all his worries,” said Stella. Noah had a good heart and was a good person, full of laughter and appreciation.
Noah is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Johnny Dean (Seq. Cls' 67) and Lewis “Sonny” Timothy (Seq. Cls' 62); and four sisters: Elsie, Mary Nell, Liza and Ramona Timothy.
Survivors include sons: Noah Timothy, Jr., of Muskogee, John Timothy and wife Vanessa of Tahlequah, and Gerald Timothy of San Carlos, Ariz. ; his daughters: Voncille Grogan and husband Greg of Shady Grove, Okla., and Nancy Timothy of Phoenix, Ariz., brother: Moses Timothy (Seq. Cls' 72) of Tulsa; sisters: Ella Mae Timothy Stanley (Seq. Cls' 65) and husband Frank of San Carlos, Ariz., Stella Feeling and husband Jack, of Eufaula; and 11 Grandchildren.
The family of Noah wishes to thank all who knew or had some type of contact with him. That means so much to us. I know Noah would say “MVTO” with that beautiful smile.
A wake service was held Monday Feb. 15, at Okfuskee Indian Baptist Church followed by funeral services Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Okfuskee Indian Baptist Church. Rev. Raymond Beaver and Creek Leader, Mitchell Byar Beaver Officiating.
Pallbearers were: John Timothy, J. J. Lewis, Christopher Feeling, Jackie Feeling, Floyd Osborne, A. J. Lewis, Mark Kelley and Daniel Deere.
Honorary pallbearers were: Wesley Dawson, Steve Swadley, Thomas Buie, the Eufaula Police Department, the Margaret Floyd family and John Scott, Jr.
Burial followed at the Okfuskee Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory.