David Jack Noonon, Sr., born January 10, 1945, left this earthly life on December 15, 2022, following eighteen days in the hospital with pneumonia. Dave graduated from Lansing Everett High School in 1964, marrying his high school sweetheart, Judy Paine Noonon the following year. In 1974 he began his studies at Reformed Bible College (now Kuiper College), graduating in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in Religious Education.
Dave served as a youth pastor, an outreach pastor, assistant pastor and, from 2006 until 2013, he served as Senior Pastor at New Horizons Ministry Center Assembly of God in Grand Rapids, MI. He was also instrumental in developing the curriculum for the Michigan District Assembly of GoAd School of Ministry, and for many years served as assistant director for the school. As such, he impacted the lives of many pastors, missionaries, and lay workers.
Dave was the fourth son (Raymond Gibson Jr., Roger Gibson, and Ronald Kitchen) born to Amye and Raymond Gibson. He was adopted at age two by Alma and Rolla Noonon, gaining another brother, Robert F. Noonon. He was preceded in death by his parents, three of his brothers: Ray, Roger and Ron; and three granddaughters: Jennifer, Katherine, and Emily Roberson. He is survived by his wife Judy of 57 years, three children: Ann Marie Scott, Amy Jo Noonon (Andrew Wallace), David J. Noonon II, brother: Robert Noonon, and eight much-loved grandchildren: Kristina (Erik) Self, Alexis (Sam) Long, Adam Scott, Madison and Jordan Wallace, Erica, Jack David, and Elena Noonon.
If you know anything about Dave, you know he was passionate about building and driving Street Rods, Hot Rods, vintage, and custom cars. This hobby began while he was still in high school. He had vast mechanical and auto knowledge that he enjoyed passing on.
All three of his children agree that some of their best memories of Dad involved hanging out with him in the garage and going out “to coffee,” times spent listening to him playing the piano, saxophone, and guitar. They also remember those, often eventful, street rod test drives.
A private family service was held on Monday, December 19, 2022. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 pm on January 14, 2023, with visiting and lunch to follow at Christian Life Center, 3050 Alden Nash, SE, Lowell, MI. Pastor Robert W. Holmes officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Flat River Outreach Ministries, 11535 Fulton St. E, Lowell, MI 49331, or to a charity of your choice.
Judy and family. Jon and I and the kids are so sorry for your loss. Dave was wonderful, fun, funny man we were privileged to meet. All the car shows, etc. Prayers for all. RIH Dave.
I’m so sorry to hear the news of Dave’s passing. I will always be grateful for his help and guidance while in MISOM. Dave will be greatly missed. Praying for comfort for Dave’s family and friends. Until we meet again.
I loved visiting with him in the U.P. when I pastored there. I definitely will be at the church service in January.
Dear Judy, We haven’t seen each other in years, but I am Lee & Connie Gilbert’s youngest daughter. It’s amazing to think we haven’t seen each other since your parents’ passing. May David rest in peace especially after so many days in the hospital.
My sincerest condolences and prayers for you and your family. Kerry Gilbert Kreps
Dear Judy, so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Once again, we’re reminded that we are sojourners here on earth. Dave was confident of his eternal destination. Jesus had gone ahead to prepare a place for him. We pray that God will fill that void in your life with His presence; and surround you with His Love, His care, His grace, and His comfort. We’ll miss him at Friday morning coffees.
I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Send hugs to your family and prayers for peace. I bet he was extra excited to see his granddaughters again.