Dewey Leon New­man

Cecil Whig - - & -

Dewey Leon New­man, 95, passed away Septem­ber 26, 2016 at the VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Salem, VA. He was born June 7, 1921 in Stu­art, VA, to Martha Jane Wim­bush and Sa­muel Arthur New­man, both de­ceased. He at­tended Big A El­e­men­tary School un­til seven years old and grad­u­ated from Martinsville High School in 1940. After en­list­ing in Jan. 1942, he served as a Cap­tain in the U.S. Army four and a half years with two and a half years in the South Pa­cific on nu­mer­ous is­lands with com­bat in Ne­gros, Philip­pine Is­lands. He re­ceived a BS De­gree in Civil Engi­neer­ing in 1949 from VA Tech and a Masters De­gree in Civil Engi­neer­ing from the Univ. of Delaware in 1956. He was first em­ployed by Rich­mond Engi­neer­ing, Rich­mond, VA, then by the DuPont Co. of Wilmington, DE, un­til re­tire­ment.

His cur­rent res­i­dence was at Warm Hearth Vil­lage, Blacks­burg, VA, and was a mem­ber of Blacks­burg Pres­by­te­rian Church. He is sur­vived by his wife, Lorene (Re­nie) Haynes New­man; chil­dren: Art New­man, Dunedin, FL; Scott New­man, Sil­ver Spring, MD; Stu­art New­man and wife Jenny, Cincin­nati, OH; Nancy New­man, Abing­don, MD; grand­chil­dren: Erin New­man, Eugene, OR; An­drew and wife El­iz­a­beth New­man and son Beau Hol­lis, Knoxville, TN; Lind­say and hus­band Mike Robin­son, Cincin­nati, OH; Lau­ren New­man of Cincin­nati, OH; and sis­ter, Frances New­man Davis, Martinsville, VA.

As an elder at Head of Chris­tiana Church, Elk­ton, MD, he was ac­tive in de­vel­op­ing and main­tain­ing a home for home­less men. Upon re­tire­ment, he con­tin­ued to en­joy golf­ing, wa­ter­color paint­ing, carv­ing, ge­neal­ogy and gar­den­ing.

Fam­ily would like to ex­press spe­cial thanks to the staff at the VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Salem, VA, for the caring at­ten­tion given Mr. New­man while there.

In lieu of flow­ers, sug­ges­tions for me­mo­rial do­na­tions are Bap­tist Church and Ceme­tery, 2381 Big A School Road, Stu­art, VA 24171 and Blacks­burg Pres­by­te­rian Church, 701 Church Street SE, Blacks­burg, VA 240605213.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice was held Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 1 at Blacks­burg Pres­by­te­rian Church, Blacks­burg, VA, grave­side ser­vice in Oak­wood Ceme­tery, Martinsville, VA.

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