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Michael Foy Noechel

Keyser, West Virginia

June 2, 1959 - May 8, 2024

Michael Foy Noechel Obituary

Michael Foy Noechel, 64, of Keyser, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at his residence with his family by his side, following a second courageous battle with cancer.

Born on June 2, 1959, in Keyser, he was a son of the late Robert Noechel Sr. and Bernetta (Snyder) Noechel Martin. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Lionel Martin.

Mike was a 1977 graduate of Keyser High School. Later the same year he began his employment at the Luke Paper Mill (formerly Westvaco) where he worked for 42 years until the mill’s closure in 2019. He ended his career as a Machine Tender in the 8 & 9 Machine Room, completing his final shift on his 60th birthday.

He was a Methodist by faith, having recently been recognized as a 50-year member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was also a social member of both the Orioles Club and Nancy Hanks VFW Post 3518 and was the inspiration for his very own fan club, the “Foy Scouts.”

Mike thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors, frequently hunting, fishing, and canoeing in his younger years. More recently he passed the time doting on his grandchildren, who were the lights of his life, listening to classic rock while sharing Twizzlers with his dog Minnie, and socializing with his large circle of friends.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 44 years, Linda (Wiley) Noechel; daughter, Autumn Perry and her husband Daunte of Kearneysville, WV; three sisters: Cynthia Wilson and husband Michael of Keyser, Rebecca Sue Healy and husband Gary of Warrenton, VA, and Patricia Barbarito and husband John of Burlington, WV; one brother, Robert Noechel Jr. and wife Cheryl of Cresaptown, MD; granddaughter Kamryn Perry; grandson Kieran Perry; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends who became family, including special friends Lonnie Carr and Ed Aikman.

At Mr. Noechel’s request, there will be no services. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

The Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Keyser, WV, is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or WVU Medicine Hospice - Potomac Valley Hospital.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Charles Bess, and the staff of WVU Medicine Hospice for their care and support during Mike’s illness.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Noechel’s obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Michael Foy Noechel hosted by Smith Funeral Homes & Crematory.

Michael Foy Noechel, 64, of Keyser, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at his residence with his family by his side, following a second courageous battle with cancer.

Born on June 2, 1959, in Keyser, he was a son of the late Robert Noechel Sr. and Bernetta (Snyder) Noechel Martin. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Lionel Martin.

Mike was a 1977 graduate of Keyser High School. Later the same year he began his employment at the Luke Paper Mill (formerly Westvaco) where he worked for 42 years until the mill’s closure in 2019. He ended his career as a Machine Tender in the 8 & 9 Machine Room, completing his final shift on his 60th birthday.

He was a Methodist by faith, having recently been recognized as a 50-year member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was also a social member of both the Orioles Club and Nancy Hanks VFW Post 3518 and was the inspiration for his very own fan club, the “Foy Scouts.”

Mike thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors, frequently hunting, fishing, and canoeing in his younger years. More recently he passed the time doting on his grandchildren, who were the lights of his life, listening to classic rock while sharing Twizzlers with his dog Minnie, and socializing with his large circle of friends.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 44 years, Linda (Wiley) Noechel; daughter, Autumn Perry and her husband Daunte of Kearneysville, WV; three sisters: Cynthia Wilson and husband Michael of Keyser, Rebecca Sue Healy and husband Gary of Warrenton, VA, and Patricia Barbarito and husband John of Burlington, WV; one brother, Robert Noechel Jr. and wife Cheryl of Cresaptown, MD; granddaughter Kamryn Perry; grandson Kieran Perry; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends who became family, including special friends Lonnie Carr and Ed Aikman.

At Mr. Noechel’s request, there will be no services. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

The Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Keyser, WV, is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or WVU Medicine Hospice - Potomac Valley Hospital.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Charles Bess, and the staff of WVU Medicine Hospice for their care and support during Mike’s illness.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Noechel’s obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Michael Foy Noechel hosted by Smith Funeral Homes & Crematory.

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