Leon Martin Noel, 76, of Orange, passed away March 30, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Marty Boddie. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Born in Leonville, LA, Aug. 16, 1938, he was the son of Jules and Genevieve (Domac) Noel. He served honorably in the United States Air Force and was a diesel engineer for Beaumont Reserve Fleet for 14 years. Leon was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. He will always be loved, missed and cherished by everyone that knew him. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge 126 for 47 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Patricia Noel and children, Deanna Noel Brown and partner Lisa Barrow, Rita Noel Hicks and husband Jeremy, Debi Hanks and husband Bobby and Robert L. Noel; his grandchildren Taylor Sullivan, MaKayla Hicks, Brittany Noel Boynton and husband Jared, Nicole Boddie and husband Marty, Randy Floyd and wife Nakita, Bo Hanks, Adam Hanks, Angel Noel, Julie Noel, Christie Noel, Joshua Noel, and Jacob Noel; 12 great-grandchildren and sisters Josephine Martin Reeves and husband Alton, Mathile Martin Burke, and Evelyn Williams.