New Gordon Noakes Jr., 62, of Calallen, Texas, passed away on December 17, 2021, with his mother and sister by his side. He was a son, brother, father, grandfather and friend to many. He was born in Corpus Christi, Tx on October 21, 1959 to New Gordon Noakes and Patricia “Pat” Noakes. Gordon, as everyone called him, attended Calallen High School. He also attended Del Mar College right after high school.
Gordon had many different jobs and hobbies over his life. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone, when it was needed. He drove 18 wheelers for a few years early in his adult life. Gordon also worked for many different people and places. He was a very hard worker and valued by his employers such as Bill Bonner, Don Benick, Western Auto, Valero and Lowman Land clearing to mention only a few. Gordon had no problem helping someone that was in need of work, as he had many helpers as well. He mostly enjoyed mowing yards and chopping wood for several customers such as Cotton’s BBQ, The Lowe Ranch and for the NCJLS BBQ Cook Off. You could usually see him driving around Calallen with trailer and lawn mower in tow, he was always on the go. He enjoyed a big cup of sweet tea, chatting with friends whenever he saw them or at breakfast every week. He also enjoyed the company of his sons, grandkids and his one and only daughter in law, all of whom he was so proud of. His laugh was one of a kind and we will miss it along with his big hugs. He was so blessed to have such an amazing mother who devoted so much time to him over his life. He lived a simple life and wouldn’t have had it any other way. He will be so missed…
Gordon is preceded in death by his father New Gordon Noakes Sr., his maternal grandparents Moody & Mary Johnson and his paternal grandparents, Bill & Wilma Magee.
He is survived by his mother, Pat Noakes of Calallen, his two sons & daughter in law, Mark (Callie)Noakes and Blake Noakes all of Corpus Christi. His 3 grandchildren Kylie Cheyenne & Maverick Jeordon Noakes, Laikyn McKinley Hawkins and her mother Sarah Hawkins. He is also survived by his sisters Rene Chapman, Mary Ann Noakes and brother James (Cori) Noakes. Nieces and Nephews: Rachele (David), Kaden & Austin Hobbs, Lisa (TJ) Addilyn & Brek Puckett, Robbie Noakes, Peyton & Keegan, James Bateman, Kynsie and Connor. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and so many friends.
A service will be held for his family and friends January 8th at 2pm at Sawyer George Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be made in his name, to the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show Scholarship fund at the extension office in Robstown, Tx.