Jim passed away from this earth on September 25, 2020 and is now in heaven helping prepare his Lord and Savior for mom's arrival. Jim, 86, was born in Plainwell, MI on October 15, 1933 and lived there for most of his life. His parents were Lewis and Ruth Nooney. He was united in marriage to Charlene (Chick) Williams on June 20, 1953. They walked through life hand in hand together 67 years and were blessed with 6 children, William (Joyce) Nooney (CAPT, USN, (Ret) Richland, MI; David (Becky) Nooney, Perry, OH; Mary (Thomas) Engle, Woodstock, IL; Douglas (Marty) Nooney, Parrish, FL; Andrew (Robyn) Nooney, Grand Haven, MI; Wayne (Jena) Nooney, Plainwell, MI. He was pleased to have 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He has one sister, Pauline (James) Egner, Lake Orion, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jim inherited a love for travel and photography. He always had a camera ready to take the next great picture. He took his family on numerous vacations throughout the country and especially liked northern Michigan and walking the Mackinaw Bridge. He was quick with a smile, never met a stranger and had a laugh recognized by all who knew him.
For most of his working life Jim worked in the family pharmacy, Nooney's Drug Store in Plainwell. He served many years in the Plainwell Lions Club, served the local youth as a Little League Baseball coach, and was an active member of the First Assembly of God church in Kalamazoo, MI.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 2:30pm at the Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell. The family will greet friends on Wednesday from 12noon until 2pm at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Marshall-Gren Chapel, 120 South Woodhams, Plainwell, MI.
While at James’ webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please take time to sign his guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make contributions to the Plainwell Community Schools.
The Nooney family is being cared for by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Marshall-Gren Chapel, 120 South Woodhams, Plainwell, MI 49080 (269-685-5881).