Born on October26,1945 in Coral Gables, Florida
Departed on January 12, 2022 in Melbourne, Florida
Joel Noyd (76) affectionately known as Chip died unexpectedly at home of natural causes on January 12, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Ellen of 56 years and son Michael. Joel was a rare native Floridian who lived most of his adult life in the Melbourne area. Joel served as a medic during the Vietnam conflict. He was proud of his British/Swedish heritage and signature beard. His broad range of interests included Formula One racing, cooking, oyster farming, horticulture, Schuetzen, and sailing. His sharp wit entertained friends and family.
Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral Home handled arrangements. Services were private. Tributes in memory of Chip can be made to Brevard Zoo Oyster Gardening Program (Restoreourshores.org).
We have fond memories of Chip as a wonderful friend & neighbor. He was always willing to feed our pets when we travelled. Chip’s sense of humor made hanging out on his back porch with him & Ellen a memorable experience. And he was the only person we know who made his own bullets. We are so glad that we knew him and sad to hear of his passing.
Chip was a great next-door neighbor! We had tons of fun climbing his tree, jumping off of our bluff into the safety (?)
net of vines and vegetation, taking turns on the rope swing down the street. We even took lessons long enough to tap dance in a recital together! I missed Chip a lot when his family moved, he was a wonderful childhood friend.
Memories will keep Chip close to your heart .
So very sorry for your loss Ellen and Michael.