October 8, 2021
Wesley Chiles Nokes age 40 of Liberty passed away Wednesday night at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was born May 7, 1981 to his parents, Bill and Kathy Hale Nokes. Wesley was preceded in death by his grandparents, Billy and Bobbie Hale, Clyde and Maxine Nokes. He attended the Old Short Mountain Methodist Church. Wesley had a BS in Aerospace and was the former manager of the Smithville Municipal Airport and aerospace was one of his passions. He was a powertrain claims adjuster with Smart Auto Care. To know the Nokes family, you know their love for music and Wesley loved playing music. He leaves to cherish his memory, 1 son, Koen Bradley Nokes of Liberty; parents, Bill and Kathy Nokes of Liberty; sister, Natasha (James) Anderson of Woodland; niece and nephew, Lakelynn and Noah Anderson; fiancé, Nicole Hite of Liberty; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Graveside services and interment will be 1 PM Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Melton Cemetery with Bro. Donald Owens officiating. Visitation will be Friday 4 PM until 7 PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. There will not be any visitation on Saturday, family and friends will meet at the Melton Cemetery for the graveside service at 1 PM. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.