Dr. George Junior Nolan

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Dr. George Junior Nolan

November 03, 1935 - January 28, 2019

Dr. George Junior Nolan George Junior Nolan was born 11-3-1935 in Stilwell Oklahoma, to Lafayette and Theresa Nolan. He went home to be with his lord and savior on 1-28-2019. George married Phyllis Reddell on Oct 21, 1955, in Stilwell. George received his Bachelors from Northeastern State University. He went on to receive his Masters and PhD in Physical chemistry from the University of Arkansas. Upon graduation they moved to Bartlesville Oklahoma where he was a research chemist for Phillips Petroleum. While at Phillips he developed 11 patents. However, he desired to teach and returned to Northeastern State University where he was professor for 37 years retiring at the age of 70. He then worked as a substitute teacher at Keys High Schools for three years where many students fondly referred to him as Papa George.
George is survived by five children, 11 grandchildren, eight and soon to be nine great grandchildren and one brother, many friends and family. He was proceeded in death by his wife Phyllis of 60 years.
Funeral services will be at graveside with immediate family members only.
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Published on January 31, 2019
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James Conrad
Feb 07, 2019
Jim McGouran III, MD (NSU Class of 83) & Laura White McGouran (THS Class of 81)
Feb 02, 2019
We both had the privilege of studying chemistry at NSU under the excellent instruction of Dr. Nolan. In addition to being a highly skilled teacher, he set the examples of fairness, genuine care and respect for others, the value of hard work and keeping one's word.

Our prayers for comfort for the family go to God with thanksgiving for having known this special man.
Jim McGouran III, MD (NSU Class of 83) & Laura White McGouran (THS Class of 81)
Feb 02, 2019
We both had the privilege of studying chemistry at NSU under the excellent instruction of Dr. Nolan. In addition to being a highly skilled teacher, he set the examples of fairness, genuine care and respect for others, the value of hard work and keeping one's word.

Our prayers for comfort for the family go to God with thanksgiving for having known this special man.
Janet Bickel Hutson
Feb 01, 2019
I tested out of high school at 15 years of age and started NSU at 16. I had a chemistry major and Dr. Nolan was my advisor and professor. I was so frightened and small and young!! Dr. Nolan was so kind to me there are no words to Express how much I think of him and what admiration I had for him. I am so saddened to know he is gone!! What a wonderful man! Sending prayers to the family for comfort.
Tina Murphy
Feb 01, 2019
Iā€™m very sad to hear my good friend George has passed but him and Phyllis are rejoicing together. I loved them both very much. Prayers for the family.
Maria Le Doux~
Feb 01, 2019
Iā€™m thankful to have known such a great man as George. Always a kind word and advice. Rest In Peace George Nolan ... till we meet again šŸ™šŸ»
Regina Pate Gower
Feb 01, 2019
I had the privilege of knowing Dr. Nolan in two ways. He was my professor at NSU and I taught aerobics at Proverbs 31 Lady in Tahlequah. He was a great man. When I was in his class, I was a young mother of two. He would let me call at night and walk me through some of my class work! He also used to throw chalk at people who weren't paying attention in class! So funny! I'm a better person because of him!
Bill Davis
Jan 31, 2019
I grew up with knowing Dr. George And the Nolan the family. He is one of the greatest men I have known in my life. I loved George and his family. Glad he is suffering no longer, in heaven with Phyllis.
Prayer and peace to the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Love you George.
Love and prayers for Redell, Dr. Carol, Allen, Dr. Doug and Steve.
Best
Billy Davis
Colleen Ketcher
Jan 31, 2019
Dr Nolan and Phyllis were two such special people who clearly belonged together. God bless you children and give you his peace
Darrel Johnson
Jan 31, 2019
Like many others, I was privileged to have Dr. Nolan for several chemistry courses on the way to a B.S. in chemistry in 1970. He was not only an excellent professor but very approachable. I received important counsel from him on several occasions but the testimony of his daily life spoke the loudest and clearest. I am now a missionary in Nicaragua and next Monday I will bring a devotion and opening comments on the first day of school to 375 kids in a rural school here. I will tell the kids, and teachers, how a godly teacher can make all of the difference in the lives of his or her students. I know, because I was once a student who was forever influenced by my teacher and mentor, Dr. Geo...rge Nolan. After NSC, I went to pharmacy school and returned to Tahlequah. Carol was our oldest son's first babysitter.

May God bless the Nolan family as you mourn the loss of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather but rejoice in a life well-lived and thank God for the legacy he left.
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