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In Memory of

John A. Noster

May 10, 1938 - November 24, 2016

Obituary


John Alfred Noster, 78, died on November 24, 2016 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas following a brief illness.



He leaves his wife of 55 years; Diane (Sheffield) Noster; his three daughters Patti, Crystal, and Faith; his son Jimmy and Jimmy’s wife Carolyn; and his granddaughter, Taryn Garrett; and his great-grandchildren Cleona and Junior; and foster granddaughter, Melissa Stressman.



Born in Corsicana, Texas to Clarence and Ena Noster on May 10, 1938. He spent most of his life in New Braunfels, Texas. He graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1956. He attended...

John Alfred Noster, 78, died on November 24, 2016 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas following a brief illness.



He leaves his wife of 55 years; Diane (Sheffield) Noster; his three daughters Patti, Crystal, and Faith; his son Jimmy and Jimmy’s wife Carolyn; and his granddaughter, Taryn Garrett; and his great-grandchildren Cleona and Junior; and foster granddaughter, Melissa Stressman.



Born in Corsicana, Texas to Clarence and Ena Noster on May 10, 1938. He spent most of his life in New Braunfels, Texas. He graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1956. He attended college and joined the U.S. Army in 1959. He served his country for 3 years. In September 1960, John met and fell in love with Diane Sheffield. They married on October 6, 1961.



He started working for the Mesquite Post Office in April 1966. He worked there for 30 years and retired in January 1997. He was a letter carrier and a member of Branch 32 of the NALC. The US Post Office named him Humanitarian of the Year in 1995. John and Diane Noster were foster care parents; and fostered over 200 foster babies over the span of 33 years. While still in college he became an avid blood donor and over the years gave more and more frequently. He gave every 56 days and then moved to donating every two weeks. He served on the Mesquite Blood Care Council. He was a member of the Gallons club and gave 80 gallons. John gave his last unit of blood a few weeks before his diagnosis.



Since retiring he has served his community as a board member of Meadowlake HOA. He enjoyed council meetings and served on the Board of Adjustments of Sunnyvale for a little over a year. Diane and John have been a member of Sunnyvale First Baptist Church for 8 years now; and John will be dearly missed by all who knew him.



As amazing as all of his accomplishments were his greatest accomplishment was being a loving husband and father. While no one ever plans for something like this to happen; his family realizes now that life is as short as a kiss. They cling to the fact that John Noster is now in Heaven happily going thorugh his new neighbors’ trash.