A. Noble Callaway III, proud Marine Corps veteran

January 14, 2022

A. Noble Callaway III, 74, of Bridgeville, passed over the river and rested under the shade of the trees in the arms of his Lord Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. He was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Milford, to the late A. Noble Callaway Jr. and Doris Callaway West.

Noble was raised and lived most of his life on the family farm in Bridgeville. He loved the farm just as his family ancestry has since 1777. He was a 1966 graduate of Bridgeville High School. Noble honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S Marine Corps Reserves for a total of 35 years. In Vietnam, he served as a sergeant in the infantry. He rose to the rank of master sergeant before being appointed to the warrant officer ranks. As a civil affairs officer, he served in Norway, two tours in Bosnia, Kosovo, Turkey, Honduras, and Iraq, retiring as a chief warrant officer 5. In Noble’s civilian life, he worked at the DuPont Plant in Seaford for 37 years. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville and a lifetime member of the VFW and Marine Corps League.

Noble was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and dear friend who will be missed by all who knew him. He leaves his family with the sentiment until we meet again.

Noble is survived by the love of his life of 46 years, Martha Pepper Callaway; his three sons: Noble IV and his wife Kara of Bridgeville, Vance and his wife Debra of Camden, and Kevin and his companion Lori of Georgetown; his daughter, Pepper Fausnaught and her husband Jay of Milford; his 11 grandchildren; and his 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 17, at Union UMC, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, where friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will immediately follow services at Bethel Cemetery at Oak Grove, Seaford.

Mask wearing is required and social distancing must be observed by all service attendees and participants.

Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville.

Memorial contributions may be made in Noble’s memory to the Good Ole Boy Foundation, 36111 Pear Tree Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966, or to Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933.

Visit Noble’s Life Memorial webpage and sign his virtual guestbook at

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