Dewey Leon Newman
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.