Noel M Champion

August 9, 1920July 1, 2013
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Champion, Noel M., age 92, of Knoxville, formerly of Sun City, AZ, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 at U.T. Medical Center. He was a member of Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, and a WW II Veteran in the U.S. Navy serving in the Pacific Theatre. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and worked in this field for over 50 years. He was active in Masonry for over 50 years, and enjoyed creating stained glass art in his free time. Preceded in death by wife of 56 years Lorraine Peterson Champion. Survived by daughters, Carolyn Clark and husband Paul, Catherine Gargis, Christy Lange and husband Randall; grandchildren, Lindsay Medic and husband Danijel, Ashley Clark, Lori Wild and husband Christopher, Jessica Lange; great-grandchildren, Caleb Wild and Ethan Wild. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. There will be a memorial service 4 pm Saturday at Shannondale Retirement Center, 801 Vanosdale Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors, 223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Suite 301, Nashville, TN 37203. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Dr. Condolences may be offered at


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JoDee Jordan

April 30, 2014

Carolyn, Cathy and Christy. We just learned of your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue your lives without your Dad. Your family has always been very special to all of us. Love from Harold and Dee Maune, Curt Maune, JoDee Maune Jordan, Kay Maune, Chris Maune and Jeannie Maune Parker.

Kate Hendrix

July 8, 2013

From typing the biography we put in our picture album at Shannondale Retirement Center, I got a preview of the highlights of Mr. Champion's special life.It was my privilege to hear him share in the joy of his Honor Air visit to D.C. And I enjoyed assisting him by putting on the computer the charts he drew for Sundry Shop records--and to try to encourage him not to become distraught when the volunteer's cash box did not balance to the penny. I was delighted with his glass art and I am pleased to have one of his red apples hanging in my window.

Priscilla Shown

July 8, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, Your dad was very special to my heart. He will be greatly missed. I'm so thankful that God allow our paths to cross some many years ago. I will never forget Mr. Champion he was truly a blessed friend to me and to my husband. Our prayers are with you all.

Elizabeth Rochelle

July 5, 2013

I will always remember Noel as a wonderful person and neighbor. The twinkle in his eyes as he spoke of his late wife, daughters and grandchildren. So thankful that I had two wonderful visits with him in the last six weeks,With special remembrances! Elizabeth Rochelle

Misty Holloway

July 4, 2013

Cathy, my thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family during this time.
Love, Misty Holloway

Marjorie Ledford

July 4, 2013

I was blessed to come to know Mr. Champion. He truly was a wonderful friend and such an inspiration. His smile lit up the room and will continue to live on in my heart. He was proud of and loved his family and for this it made him a man to be respected. You are gone from your earthly body, but you will never be gone from the hearts of those who were blessed to know you. Respectfully......

July 4, 2013

Christy,, we are so sorry to hear of your loss.. Even though we have never met, sharing those pictures shows what a special person he was. I know this is hard.
Please let me know what I can do for you..
David and Sandy Ange