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Noah Clarence "Nowie" Midkiff, 72 of Owensboro, went to be with his Lord on December 9, 2007 after a brief battle with cancer. Nowie was a loving husband and father, and a devoted "Pop-pop" to his grandchildren. He possessed a generous, fun-loving nature whether he was sharing vegetables from his garden with his beloved neighbors or teasing his loved ones with humorous nicknames. He attended Macedonia Baptist Church with Christian joy, especially enjoying the gospel music. Singing gave him such pleasure, often breaking into song in mid-conversation, never forgetting a word. Nowie endeared himself to everyone around him, from his hunting buddies to nurses. His love of nature defined itself in his passion for hunting, whether it was deer, turkey or quail. He was a wonderful storyteller, entertaining loved ones with tales of horse trading and a childhood that, while difficult, made him the strong person that he was. Nowie had little formal education but made sure his children had the opportunity and desire to pursue higher education. He retired from Alcoa and was a member of the Aluminum Workers of America.
Mr . Midkiff was preceded in death by a granddaughter; Mills-Anne Rowland, his mother and step-father Lannie and Lonnie Kuykendall, his father; Clarence Midkiff, and father-in-law; Paul Robinson.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years; Ann Midkiff, a son; Brock (Teresa) Midkiff of Russellville, Ky., daughters; Jennifer (John) Rowland of Cedar Hill, TN., Kris-Anne (Kenny) Ferguson and Rebecca (Jason) Huff of Fordsville, his mother-in-law; Ira Mae Robinson, and grandchildren; Noah Richeson, Ethan, and Katie-John Rowland, Zebulon, Sinclair and Kennedy Ferguson, and R.J. and Riley Brey, and step-grandchildren; Scott Creek, Stephanie Hahne, Vanessa and Justin Ferguson and Lane Huff, one great-grandchild; Chloe Richeson, and a beloved sister-in-law; Paula Smith of Owensboro, and several dear cousins, nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m.,Thursday, December 13, 2007 at Glenn Funeral Home with Rev. James Dean officiating. Burial will follow in Fordsville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and after 12 p.m. Thursday. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society.
|Resided In:||Owensboro KY USA|
|Visitation:||December 12, 2007|
|Service:||December 13, 2007|
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