Burdett Noblitt, 87, of West Youth Camp Road, died at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Noblitt founded Columbus Engineering in 1954 and remained owner and operator until his retirement.
He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, serving with the Seabees on the Island of Tinian. A member of the American Legion, he was an avid bowler and golfer and enjoyed training thoroughbred race horses.
A private family graveside service will be conducted at Garland Brook Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Andy McCracken officiating. Entombment will be at the mausoleum.
The family request that in lieu flowers memorial contributions be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the donor's choice of charities.
Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the Noblitt family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
Mr. Noblitt was born in Uniontown on April 15, 1925, the son of Luther C. and Mabel Polley Noblitt. He married Ann Eaglin on December 24, 1948.
Survivors include his wife; children, Denise (Roger) Grayson, Michael (Sherry) Noblitt, Janice (Rex) Cory and Kevin (Beth) Noblitt, all of Columbus; a brother, George (Jane) Noblitt, and a sister, Glenna Good, both of Columbus; grandchildren, Kristyn (Matt) Dingledy, Matt Noblitt, Brian (Ali) Grayson, Laura (Dan) McGurk and Alex Grayson; and great-grandchildren, Skylar, Will, Adalynn and Ian Dingledy, Declan McGurk and Stasio Grayson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Dean Noblitt; and a grandson, Jordan Hunter Noblitt.