Gary Dan (Poppa) New­comb

The Saline Courier - - NEWS -

Gary Dan (Poppa) New­comb, 71, of Ben­ton, passed from this life Monday, July 8. He was born and raised in Ben­ton. Gary was a mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church of Ben­ton where he served as a dea­con and worked at Al­coa and Reynolds. He owned Pizza Kid II and later in­cor­po­rated New­comb Con­struc­tion Co. and New­comb Homes. He served on the Saline County Fair Board and var­i­ous rodeo as­so­ci­a­tions.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Pat and Inez New­comb; and a sis­ter, Pa­tri­cia Larsen.

Those left to cherish his mem­ory are his wife of 52 years, Pam Smith New­comb; two sons, Chad New­comb (Kami) and Curt New­comb; two grand­chil­dren, Jacee and Cain New­comb; two brothers, Don New­comb and David New­comb (Deb­bie); and two sis­ters, Theda White and Brenda John­son (Jerry), all of Ben­ton; and sev­eral nieces, neph­ews and a num­ber of friends.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thurs­day, July 11, in Selph Hall at First Bap­tist Church of Ben­ton, with fu­neral ser­vice be­gin­ning at 11 a.m. Dr. Rick Grant will be of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Memo­ri­als may be made to the First Bap­tist Church at 211 S. Mar­ket St., Ben­ton, AR 72015, or the char­ity of your choice.

On­line guest book: www.ash­by­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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