Noah Haywood Flanagan, 92, a resident of Deatsville, Ala., died Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Flanagan was born in Alabama to Jim Haywood & Leona (McCune) Flanagan.

Flanagan worked his way up through the ranks of the railroad industry, starting his career as a switchmen to eventually serving as the Alabama State Legislative Director for the United Transportation Union, a position that he held for 16 years until his retirement in 1992.

From an early age, Flanagan was an avid and competitive table tennis enthusiast; he was a multiple Senior Olympics table tennis champion in his age group. He was a 33rd Degree Mason in the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Shriners Zamora Temple of Birmingham, Ala.

Flanagan is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Peggy (Shafer) Flanagan; sons James (Rhonda) Flanagan, Frank Flanagan and Charles Flanagan; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and brother Jim Mack (Myra) Flanagan. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Brookside Funeral Home, 3360 Brookside Drive, Millbrook, AL 36054, with funeral services to follow at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Brandon Bowman presiding. Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. following the services at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, 17478 US Hwy. 31, Cullman, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you consider making a donation to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.