of Conway, AR
April 27, 1939 - December 7, 2021
Dr. Fred Kellar Noggle of Conway, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, December 7, 2021. Kellar was born in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas, to Fred and Lorene Keathley Noggle.He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Merrill, and a sister, Kay Ewing.Survivors include his wife, of 63 years, Shirrell; two sons, Randy of Hot Springs National Park and Richard Kerry of Lawrence, Kansas; a grandson, Casey Noggle; a great-grandson, Blayne Noggle; two great-granddaughters, Mikayla and Kanzaida; one great-great-granddaughter and great-great-grandson. He is also survived by his sister, Brenda Sawyer of Conway; several nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.Kellar attended ASU-Beebe College, Arkansas College of Batesville, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in Conway, where he was a member of the varsity basketball teams.After graduation from UCA, Kellar began a career of 46 years in education in St. Charles Schools as a basketball coach, then principal and superintendent.Kellar completed his Doctoral Program in Education at the University of Arkansas (U of A) from 1970-72, then served as superintendent of the Des Arc School District from 1972-76.Kellar was then employed by the U of A, teaching distance learning courses across the state. In 1976, Kellar became the first executive director of the Arkanasas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA). He was known throughout the state for his leadership and dedication. He retired in 2005, after almost 30 years of service.Throughout his life, Kellar was devoted to his family, his church, and his community. He spent more than 40 years as a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, serving as both deacon and Sunday School teacher. Kellar was beloved by his family and his church family; known for his kindness, compassion, and generosity.In his final years, Kellar was a devoted full-time caregiver to his wife of 63 years through a long illness. He is loved far and wide by all whose lives he touched.A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021, at 2:00pm, in the chapel of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway, Arkansas. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Final interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Rosebud, Arkansas, immediately following the service. At Kellar's request, masks will be worn at visitation and the service, at all times.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, https://www.archildrens.org/#expandGive or to St. Jude's Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/donate.
Keller was a special man who loved his Jesus, his family, and all children. I was blessed to know him.
Condolence to the family. I looked up to Keller as one of the great educators of Arkansas and a good man. I will miss him as a mentor and friend.
Mr. Noggle was a pillar of the redhill community to which I grew up in. Mr. & Mrs. Noggles both are some of the most nible people, I have had the pleasure to aquaint. My deepest condolences to the family and loveds ones.
Dr. Noggle was a driving force aswe established Arkansas Association Gifted Administrators. He helped somany educators. He was there tolend a helping hand. Arkansas educators have lost a true mentor.
Dear Miss Shirrell, Randy, et al, Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. You all had such a profound effect on St. Charles, and, all of us! Thank You! I well remember when Mr. Noggle accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior! I am asking the Holy Spirit to pour His peace and contentment, comfort and joy, down over you all, like warm honey! Blessings! Libbie Terry Dougan. Phil. 4:13
"The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." Some years ago, Rusty and I were going through a very difficult time. Kellar was there for us. Rusty would comment he needed to call Kellar and ask him to pray for us. You could not find a more caring and compassionate person. He meant the world to me and Rusty. I always wondered how his shoulders could bear all the weight of caring for others. So many times, he would say to me, "keep the faith." My heart is broken and I will miss him.
I spent many hours and days playing with Randy at their house before I started school!! Mr. Noggle and Miss Sherri treated me like one of the family!! I have many great memories of them all!! My very deepest condolences to all of Mr. Noggle's family!! I would love to contact Randy again after all these years!!
Dear Miss Shirrell, Randy, et al, Please accept my sincerest condolences for the passing of Mr. Noggle. You all had such a profound affect on St. Charles!! Thank you all for sharing him with all of us! I remember when Mr. Noggle accepted Jesus Christ, as his Lord and Savior!! I am asking The Holy Spirit to pour His peace and contentment, comfort and joy, down over you all, like warm honey. Sending air hugs and kisses to you all! Blessings—-Libbie Terry Dougan. Phil. 4:13
All I can think of is the rejoicing in heaven as Kellar humbly walked through the gates of gold. Oh, how he will be missed here on earth, but what a homecoming in heaven! Thank you, Kellar, for your many Sunday School lessons and your humble, quiet ways. You inspired me and so many others.
Keller meant the world to all my family. I know he was greeted by many of them when he passed through the gates of Heaven. He was such a special person who I looked up to and was so proud to know. I also was honored to tell others I knew him and he was from MV. I’ll never forget his handshakes and kind words every Sunday. I send my condolences to Shirrell, Randy, Kerry and the rest of the family.
So sorry for your loss. May God bless your family. Mr. Noggle was loved by all of us from the St. Charles School District, even when he had to show us "tough love". We understand it all now.
I was lucky enough to take graduate classes from Dr. Noggle in the early 80’s. He was so smart and kind. As a young principal all the way through retirement, I was always so honored that he remembered me and was truly interested in what I was doing. I consider him such a icon in education in Arkansas. My thoughts and condolences to his family and all who loved him.
So sorry for your loss. Your family in my prayers.
A great man, a great basketball coach, a great educator, a great man of God. Many fond memories. May God bless his family.
Dr. Noggle was a wonderful mentor and role model to thousands of educators. It was one of the great opportunities of my career to serve on the AAEA Board when Dr. Noggle was the leader of the organization. His vision, his diplomacy, his compassion, and his professional example will be missed.My condolences to his family. He was truly an inspiration to so many of us.
My heartfelt condolences to all the family members. Keller was a true giant in the community of Arkansas Educators never losing sight of what was the main thing: school age kids. I’m certain God has appointed him to a top level education post.
Saddened to learn of Dr. Noggle's passing. He was a mentor to me and to countless school administrators. He was respected for his tireless efforts with legislators to improve the financing and policies for Arkansas' schools. Our loss is undoubtedly Heaven's gain. May God, our Father, bless Sherrill and their family.
Sending prayers and condolences for Shirrill and the Noggle family. Keller was a great man, and will be greatly missed.
So very sorry for your loss
Sherrill, Randy & Kerry we are so sorry for your great loss. Kellar we know you are in the presence of our Lord today as he will say to you well done good serverent.
So glad to have been able to have known Dr. Noggle as a mentor and friend. His influence on educational leadership was outstanding and far reaching!Thanks to his family for sharing him with all who knew him.
This was anazing principal for st-charles Arkansas School. He always talk to us when he see us in the hall rest in peace and prayers to his family
Dear Shirrell, Randy, and Kerry, Our prayers are for all the family as we share in your sorrow. Kellar was dear to Daddy and Mother and to my brother and sister and me. He always had a gentle spirit and an encouraging word for me, and I will miss him. May your family be comforted in the days ahead, as we all look forward to the great and glad reunion.Love to you all,Lea Kemper-Cash and family
As a student from his years at St. Charles School District, I remember Mr. Noggle as a great man/teacher, an example of what a educator should be! He was loved, admired and will be greatly missed by many! Rest in heaven Mr. Noggle. My sympathies to the family. Mary Joy - Class of 1974!
My Prayers are with Shirrell and family you will be missed Love you all
Dr.Noggle was a wonderful mentor for me during my years as Superintendent of Schools at McGehee and Lake Hamilton. He was always there to listen to me and encourage me. He traveled to both districts to speak to my board and my administrative staff. He was one of my teachers in graduate studies at U of A. What a great, gentle man with a smile! He was such a great gift to Arkansas educators!
It goes without saying that Dr. Noggle is a legend, a giant, in Arkansas public school administration. Dr. Noggle was an inspiration to many of us and I aways respected his wisdom. My thoughts and prayers extend to his family. May Jesus give you all His comfort.
We all loved Keller. He was a great mentor for so many. He was a great educator and role model. Our sincere sympathy for all the friends and family. With Love, Don & Mary Harlan
Shirrell, Randy and Kerry, our hearts ache for you. May God give you comfort as only He can. Your family will be in our prayers.
In 1977, I was a very confused young girl was trying to decide what to do with her life. Because of Kellar's influence, I went on to finish my degree and become an educator. Kellar went with me on the last day you could enroll for classes at UCA. He was able to get me into classes and started me on a path that served me well the rest of my life. I will always be eternally grateful and tried to tell him every chance I got. Kellar was a wonderful administrator and teacher, but more than that, he was generous, kind, caring and a good man. He touched so many lives. I was always proud to say I was related to Kellar. I know my daddy and brother were there to welcome him home.
When Dr. Noggle spoke, I listened exceptionally carefully. I respected him and valued his words. Between his guidance and encouragement, he helped make me a better individual. It reminds me how his messages have stayed with me after decades.
Great man, even better teacher!!! So thankful to have been a part of his Sunday School Class. Will be remembered and missed by all that knew him!!
I an so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
Kellar was a man of integrity, kindness, & great intelligence. He and Sherrill were dear friends of my parents. I have always had great admiration for him. I was privileged to sit under his teaching in Sunday School for a while. Randy, Kerry, & Sherrill, you and your families are in my prayers.
I was saddened to hear of Kellar’s passing but happy to know he was rejoicing in heaven. Every time I would see him he always had a smile on his face and if I was sad his smile would always brighten my day. Both him and his wife, touched many lives and hearts. I will forever cherish the memories of a strong Christian man. He was always so soft spoken which as a kid I thought was odd given his height. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him. I’m praying for his family that God will wrap his loving arms around you
Dr. Noggle was a friend and mentor. He helped me in the field of education so many time and in so many ways. I am praying for the family. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal! Rest In Peace!
Keeping the family in my prayers
Our family is saddened to hear of Kellar’s passing. Our father served with him as deacon and treasured their friendship. He was a good man. Thoughts are with his family.
He was bigger than life!! Always loved and respected in the St. Charles School District. I was always in awe of how he could figure square roots in his head!! A very smart man. You will be missed, Mr. Noggle!! ❤️Prayers for your family!!! 🙏🏻❤️
So very sorry. Such a good man. Was a student at St.Charles when he was there. He will surely be missed.
Prayers for Kellar’s family and friends 🙏 Keller was a great Christian influence on my life! Grateful for his friendship 🙏
Kellar was my lifelong friend, fellow teacher and deacon. He was my mentor in life and church teaching together and doing ministries. Prayers go out to all the family as Kellar has his long awaited homecoming in heaven
Such special memories from days in St. Charles. I always had such respect for Mr. Noggle. Prayers for the Noggle Family.
You are all in our prayers! I can't think of a time when Kellar didn't have a smile on his face and a positive attitude. He will be greatly missed!
My prayers and thoughts are with the Family. Dr. Noggle was always so kind and happy when he talked with me. An amazing man.
Mr. Noggle and Ms. Shirrell came to St. Charles when we were probably middle school age. He worked with us on our basketball skills as he was the new coach! He was later our teacher and then superintendent. He was instrumental in putting St.Charles on the map where basketball 🏀 was concerned. Mr. Kellar Noggle is a big part of our memories of growing up in a close-knit community.
Shirrell, Randy and Kerry, we are so sorry to hear the news about Keller. I have many great memories growing up around Keller. Our Heavenly Father just recruited a great teacher & mentor. Reta and I are thinking about all of you during this very difficult time.
Kellar will always have a special place in my heart. He was a loyal and much loved friend of my daddy. He served as pall bearer at my mother’s funeral in 1979. Too many memories, too little time. Rest in peace.
"Precious memories, how they linger,,,," beginning in 1963 in St. Charles and will last forever. Our deepest condolences and prayers for God's comfort and care to the family.