Our beloved, Eli Christian Noey, age 26, of Oak Ridge, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, in Chattanooga. The son of Karen Christian Noey and James Michael Noey, he was born on January 2, 1988, in Knoxville. Eli grew up in Oak Ridge, graduating from Oak Ridge High School in 2006. Eli was employed by Cellular Sales – Verizon Wireless Retailer in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Eli enjoyed an active social life and was an avid baseball player, enthusiastically supporting the Braves and the Vols. Always outdoors, Eli enjoyed hiking, rock climbing, spending time on the lake, and most of all, being with his friends. Eli was full of life, and his happy-go-lucky personality brought a smile to those around him. Eli loves his family, his friends, but most of all, Eli loved life.
A loving friend, son, and brother, Eli was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doris and Lynn Noey. Eli is survived by his mother, Karen Noey; father, James Noey; sister, Emily Noey; grandparents, Beth and Wade Christian; aunts and uncles, Carolyn Noey, Christopher Noey (Ghiora Aharoni), John Noey Jr. (Linda), Jerry and Gail Christian; his cousins, Liz Noey, Sarah Narramore (Colt), and Amanda Hudson (Erik); and many special friends and family. [Read more…]