Thomas Earl Newby Sr., age 91 of Commercial Avenue, Springfield, passed away at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington.
A native of Russell County, he was born on March 6, 1921 to the late Samuel and Pearl Sewell Newby.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and former Sunday School superintendent. He was an Army
veteran of World War II
, a retired farmer and a retired employee of Bourbon Cooperage.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Millie Jones Newby on Nov. 30, 2009; a daughter, Mary Frances Newby; a son, John Patrick Newby; a granddaughter, Latrina Osburn; a great-granddaughter, Aiyana Osburn; two sisters, Mary Lee Thompson and Regina Montgomery; and five brothers, Samuel, Robert, William, Frank and Kenneth Newby.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas Earl Newby Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, Mark Anthony Newby (Paula) of Lebanon and Timothy Eugene Newby (Borjia) of Springfield; seven daughters, Dorothy Webster, Sylvia Osburn and Brenda Newby, all of Louisville, Julia Mack (Willie) of Elizabethtown, Phyllis Curry (Steve) of Campbellsville, Deborah Newby of Richmond and Gloria Elaine Newby of Burton, Mich.; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Newby (Catherine) of Springfield; and two sisters, Ovaline Penick of Louisville and Rosella Payne of New Albany, Ind.
Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Windrell Hunn Jr., the church pastor, officiating.
Burial was on Cemetery Hill where military rites were conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Geno Newby, Gerald Newby, Steven Newby, Charles Newby, Thomas Stuart Newby, Joe Martin Linton and Bobby Thompson.
Casket bearers were Jerry Newby, James Newby, Ronnie Newby, Leroy Thompson, Travis Hamilton and Jeff Montgomery.
Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.