SOUTHSIDE — William Lester Newell, 75, of Southside, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at home.
He was born Dec. 8, 1938, in Beech Hill, a son of the late Lester William Newell and Nellie Mae (Higginbotham) Newell.
William was a retired truck driver for Overnight Trucking, served his country in the U.S. Army, was a member of Point Pleasant Moose Lodge No. 731, and the American Legion in Baltimore.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Price.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce E. (Weethee) Newell, of Southside, and her children whom he loved as his own, Angela Hern, of Greenup, Ky., Alan Hern, of Stafford, Va., Jay Hern, of Huntington, Alisa Smith, of Catlettsburg, Ky., and Acea Hern, of Kitts Hill, Ohio. Also surviving are two brothers, Charles (Norma) Newell, of Southside, and Denver (Pauline) Newell, of Gallipolis; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Beech Hill Cemetery in Southside, with Pastor Steven Sanderson officiating. Burial will follow with military graveside rites given by the West Virginia Army Honor Guard, and American Legion Post No. 23 of Point Pleasant. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.
Online condolences may be made at www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.