Jacksonville, Fla.— Noble Edward Staples, 81, passed away at 1:30 p.m. January 6, 2020 at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital.

He will be buried in the Jacksonville Memorial for Veterans Cemetery.

Noble, who was born and raised in the Penn Yan community, was a veteran of the Army, Navy, and Coast Guard who served in the honor guard for 32 years, and was an Army Chaplain.

He is survived by a sister, Rose M. Staples and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Grace and Archie Staples, and seven brothers, Archie, Harry, Bill, Blaine Sr., Clarence, Burt, and Frank.