Thomas B. Nogle, 76, of Abilene, passed away March 10, 2023 at Salina Regional Hospital. Tom was born in Green Forest, Arkansas, September 14, 1946, the son of Harry and Irene (Farris)
Nogle. He was raised by his mother whom he respected his whole life. Tom’s family traveled throughout the midwest and he attended many schools before finally returning to Abilene and graduating from Abilene High School in 1964. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy Seabees and did two tours in Vietnam. He later returned
to Abilene, Kansas where he met and married Darcy Hafner in 1979. For most of his adult life he owned and operated Nogle Construction and drove a school bus, part time, for the Abilene School District. Tom really loved driving the bus and said it was hard to keep ahead of the kids.Tom is survived by his wife Darcy, of the home, son Toby Wood (Gretchen) of Owasso, OK, daughter, Kelsey Nogle of Salina, two granddaughters, Hailey Wood and Shelby Wood of Owasso, OK, one brother, Dean Nogle(Bernie) of Abilene, and one sister, Stephanie Hettenbach(Larry) of Salina. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Eugene Messick, Arnold Messick, and Charles Messick and one sister, Helen Jo Fernandez.
Friends may come by Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd ST, Abilene anytime on Tuesday to sign the guest book. Private graveside services and interment will take place Wednesday morning at the Farmington Pioneer Cemetery south of Abilene. Friends are invited to gather at the Abilene Recreation Center, 1020 W. 8th ST at Noon, Wednesday March 15 to share memories of Tom with the family. A light lunch will be served.In lieu of flowers or a formal memorial, the family would be honored if friends would help others either by providing emotional support, physical assistance, or financial help wherever it is needed.This would have pleased Tom.