--Memorial services for Mack T. "Tom" Nolen, 87, of Tyler are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Tyler.
Dr. Nolen was born on Nov. 30, 1925, in Wichita Falls to the late Robert Edward and Madeline Thomas Nolen. He grew up in Tyler, Midland and Wichita Falls and joined the Army
in 1943. He received degrees from Texas A&M University
, The University of Texas
, Midwestern State University and his doctorate in history from Louisiana State University
. He taught history at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., until his retirement in 1990. Dr. Nolen was a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church.
On Jan. 10, 2013, he went happily to join his wife, Jo Carol Nolen, who preceded him in death in 1988.
Survivors include his loving family, brother, Robert Nolen Jr. and wife Glenna of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Betsy Smith of Wichita Falls; two sons, Mack Nolen Jr. and wife Kelsey of San Diego, Calif., and Joel Nolen of Tyler; and granddaughter, Sofia Ann Nolen of San Diego, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, 75701.