Walnut Cove, NC-James “Jeff” J. Nolen, 52, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 10, 2021, surrounded by his family at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.
Jeff was born July 3, 1969, in Fairfax, VA, but grew up in Russellville, WV. He was a graduate of Greenbrier West Class of 1987. Jeff was a dedicated, hard-working employee for Rugby where he served as Operations Manager for 30 years.
Jeff will be remembered for his loyalty, wonderful sense of humor, and fun-loving spirit. Jeff was a committed father and husband. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends. He was well known for his love of woodworking and his love for all animals, with the exception of spiders.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, T.J. and Mary Nolen, Essie Mae and Mondus White, and Arizona and James “Oat” Nutter. He was also preceded by a very special aunt, Judy Surratt, and uncle, Neil and Aunt, Carmon Osborne.
Jeff is survived by his wife of 29 years, Beth Hargett Nolen. Jeff was the love of her life. Also, his son, Jordan Nolen, who considered his father his best friend, and his beloved beagle, Button. Also surviving are his parents, Robert Charles and Brownie Nutter Nolen, Sr.; his brother, Bob Nolen (wife Wanda); aunts and uncles, Terri Craig, Pat and Linda Nolen, and Roger Surratt; nieces, Christina Nolen and Sarah Nolen; nephew, Charles Nolen; and many special cousins whom he loved very much.
A private family service for Jeff will be held at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AARF at 311 Harvey Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to Stepping Stones Canine Rescue at P.O. Box 21372, Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1372.
Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.