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Garland Gene Newman

Richardson, Texas

Aug 26, 1934 – Aug 21, 2021 (Age 86)


August 26, 1934
August 21, 2021
Richardson, Texas


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Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home - Lavon Obituary

Garland Gene Newman was born August 26, 1934 in Greenville, TX to W.T. Newman and Argaree Laverne Foote. Garland passed away peacefully on August 21, 2021 at the age of 86. Garland was the eldest of four and grew up farming and picking cotton in the Greenville / Campbell area. He graduated...

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You will be missed my friend. May you rest in peace.

Two years ago, I met Garland while attending the Garland Amateur Radio Club's class for beginners. His wonderful humor and terrific, positive, attitude immeasurably impressed me. May God give his relatives and friends comfort and peace during their bereavement, and may Garland's soul rest in peace with our Lord.

You will be missed friend.

Faithful Wishes Wreath

I got to know Garland especially well while driving him back and forth from dialysis. I always took the more scene route, and we would discuss the landscaping, how his family was doing, and all of his hobbies and passions. I was one of the first people he confided in when he learned that Peggy was dying and when she passed. He always had a joke to share and a great book to recommend--I'm actually reading one of his favorites right now. He was eager to get to know people and loved a good hand...

I am so very sorry to hear of Garland's passing. He is already missed by a great many of his friends at the GARC. Blessings to you especially at this difficult time.

Distance kept us from knowing each other better as cousins often do but Garland's responses to Facebook posts were similar to my reactions. Had we lived closer I am certain we would have been good friends.