Dale Gordon Noah of Joplin, Missouri, age 81, passed away April 27, 2023 at Communities of Wildwood
Ranch surrounded by members of his family. He was born March 31, 1942 in Dallas, Texas. He spent
most of his childhood and teen years in Denton, Texas, where he ran high school track and formed a
high school rock-n-roll band. He is the son of Winton Noah and Bernice (Gordon) Noah.
Dale graduated with a Bachelor of History and Masters of Geography from North Texas State University.
He taught Meteorology, Climatology and Geography at the junior, senior high and college level. He was
a member of the American Meteorological Society and worked as a Meteorologist broadcasting the
weather on television as well as the radio. After starting his career in Wichita, Kansas, he found his way
to Joplin, Missouri where he made his home. Throughout his career, he worked for KODE, KSN and
KOAM. His interest in real estate led him to obtaining his real estate license. His love of music continued
in adulthood with his band “Noah’s Rainbow” playing at several local festivals. His contribution to the
band was piano and vocals. On any given day he would break out in the song, “Tutti Frutti”. His jovial
personality could light up a room. Dale enjoyed fishing and summers spent hiking in Estes Park,
Colorado. He never hid his love for the Dallas Cowboys. Back in the day, when the Cowboys weren’t
televised locally, he would find which motel was running the football game and they allowed him to
occupy one of the rooms to watch it.
He married his college sweetheart, Jo Rene (Weaver) Noah and they celebrated 57 years of marriage in
August, she survives. Additional survivors include: Patricia Graham (sister) of Austin, Texas and Sonny
Noah (brother) of Atlanta, Georgia. Children: Gordon Noah and wife Megan of Ridgewood, New Jersey
Tricia Whitehead and husband Travis of Joplin, Missouri. Grandchildren: Zachary Trigg, Dayton
Whitehead, Logan Martin, Tessa Noah, Waverly Noah and 4 great- grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank Three Rivers Hospice for its thoughtful service and The Communities of
Wildwood Ranch for their continued support. The family will hold a Memorial Visitation on Tuesday,
May 2, 23 from 3:00-5:00 at Mason Woodard Mortuary. A private family Memorial Service will be held
at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.