Russell Arthur Noggle, known by his friends and family as Russ, fulfilled his mission here on the earth and was called to his heavenly home early Sunday morning, September 2, 2018. Russ recently penned this note. “One more hill, one more valley, and THEN home!” He is home now enjoying a grand reunion with loved ones and more importantly with His Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

Russ was born October 30, 1935 in Niles, Michigan. In his 82 years of life, he lived in Michigan, Florida, Virginia, became a resident of Texas in 2009, and spent much of the last 9 years in Moldova, Romania, Ukraine and Turkey as a servant of the Lord. Russ is the founder of Compassionate Hope, a ministry serving countries in Eastern Europe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Russ is survived by his wife, Joanna of Waxahachie, Texas; His daughter Kari Sievers of Oregon; His daughter Robyn Shaver and husband Ken of Kentucky; His daughter Amy Sieb of Michigan; His stepsons: Kenny Word and wife Cindy of Texas; Carl Word and wife Robin of Louisiana; Robby Word of Texas; Richard Gresham and wife Tammy of Texas; Tim Gresham and wife Sher of Oklahoma; 37 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and scores of other family and friends.

Visitation is Thursday, September 6, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie. Russ’ Reunion service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 7 at Heritage Baptist Church, 1000 Butcher Road, Waxahachie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Compassionate Hope, 324 Choctaw Trail, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.