Dennis G. Noble was born June 11, 1941, to Gib and Sue Noble. Most of his early life was in Topeka and Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He attended the University of Oklahoma from 1959 to 1964 where he earned a degree in physics with an emphasis in meteorology. After working towards a master's degree, he joined what is now the National Weather Service and worked in Abilene, Fort Worth and Lubbock, Texas. He also had two tours in Oklahoma City, with the final tour after his marriage to Sandra Nichol. He retired in 1997 and enjoyed retirement until bad health ended his life.