Robert E "Gene" Newcomb (1936 - 2017)

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Robert E. "Gene" Newcomb of Campbellsville, son of the late Pat Newcomb and Viola Sapp Newcomb, was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Marion County. He died Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Campbellsville at the age of 81.
He professed faith in Christ and was a deacon and Sunday school superintendent of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church until 1990, when he began his membership at Campbellsville Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon.
Robert was a supervisor at Fruit of the Loom where he worked for 42 years.
He united in marriage to Genevieve Morris on Aug. 13, 1956. She preceded him in death Oct. 29, 2005.
He is survived by one son and two daughters: Danny Newcomb and wife, Lorie of Marysville, Ohio, Lisa Newcomb of Norwood, Massachusetts, and Cheryl Williams of Campbellsville; four grandchildren: Lindsay Wayne and husband, David and Ryan Williams and wife, Nicki of Campbellsville, Alaina Zarbeck and husband, Matthew of Orlando, Florida, and Kelsey Hunt of Norwood, Massachusetts; one great-grandson, Luke Wayne of Campbellsville; two sisters and four brothers: Johnny Newcomb and wife, Bridget Mae, L.C. Newcomb and wife, Aileen of Louisville, Jerry Newcomb of Finley, Cathleen Raffety and husband, Fred, and Sue Yates and husband, Jody of Campbellsville, and Bill Newcomb of Leitchfield; one sister-in-law, Lottie Newcomb of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends including special caregivers: Mary Sluder and Mary Bright.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Randall Newcomb, Jim Newcomb, Joe Newcomb and Geary Newcomb; one son-in-law, Larry E. Williams.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Dr. James E. Jones.
Burial was in Mt. Gilboa Baptist Church Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Gideon Bibles or the Campbellsville Child Development Center and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
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Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on July 20, 2017