Bob Newcomb
1949 - 2021
BORN
1949
DIED
2021
Bob Newcomb
June 23, 1949 - September 26, 2021
Conyers, Georgia - Bob Newcomb, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 in Conyers, Georgia. He died as he had lived – peacefully, courageously and surrounded by his family.
Bob was born on June 23, 1949 in Columbia, SC, son of the late Alan and Jeanne Newcomb. The family soon thereafter moved to Charlotte where Bob grew up. He attended East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating from UNC's Department of Radio/TV/Motion Pictures, he pursued a career as a director/cameraman, shooting hundreds of commercials for advertising agencies across the country. Later he became increasingly involved with longer form projects and ultimately worked as a camera operator and 2nd unit director of photography on episodic series and feature films, primarily working in Charlotte, Charleston SC, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Bob was a member of the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600, the Directors Guild of America and the Society of Camera Operators.
But despite his love of filmmaking, what he most loved was the people in his life - his family, friends, colleagues and meditation class. He will be remembered for his wit, talent, kindness, generosity and compassion for others.
Bob is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Newcomb; son Alan Newcomb and wife Amanda Newcomb; sister Nancy Peterson and husband John Peterson and two grandchildren, Rowan Newcomb and Freyja Newcomb. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Sandra Krause; nephews Benjamin Lloyd and Chase Krause; nieces Laura Thomas and Jodi Hershey, as well as scores of cousins.
A memorial service will be conducted by Dr. Val Rosenquist on Sunday, November 14, at 2 pm at First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St in Charlotte, followed by a reception at the Malon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park (2435 Cumberland Ave.) The family will receive friends unable to attend the park reception from 1 pm – 1:45 pm in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church. (The entrance to the church garage is 163 W. Ninth St. Please park in any church or unreserved space. Take the Sanctuary elevator to Level "S.")
The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the Atrium Health ALS Center in Charlotte, the Emory ALS Center in Atlanta, Kindred Homecare in Charlotte, Carepoint Inc. of Charlotte, Accord Services in Marietta GA, LongLeaf Hospice in Conyers, and to all of our amazing friends who surrounded Bob with a circle of love as he fought the advancement of ALS.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be sent to First United Methodist Church, 501 North Tryon St., Charlotte NC, 28202; The ALS Association NC Chapter (see website "Donate") or Longleafhospice.com: go to "about tab", "foundation", "donate."

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Bob and I were film students together at Chapel Hill and he was the cinematographer on the film I wrote and directed. We could never have done this movie without his hard work and expertise. I was stunned and saddened to learn (at the memorial service for a mutual friend) of his illness. I'm glad we were able to reconnect for lunch in Charlotte a couple of years ago and was delighted to learn how much well-deserved success and fulfillment he had in both his personal and professional lives.
Tom Maxwell
November 15, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. You have our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. May you hearts be filled with fond and personal memories of and with Bob. Roger and Paula Reif
Roger and Paula Reif
Friend
November 15, 2021
Brian Nordheim
Work
November 13, 2021
Brian Nordheim
Work
November 13, 2021
Brian Nordheim
Work
November 13, 2021
Brian Nordheim
Work
November 13, 2021
Brian Nordheim
Work
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Brian Nordheim
Work
November 13, 2021
To the Newcomb family, so sorry for the loss of a great human being. I never knew a father, husband, grandfather and most of all friend, who was always so excited to make others better. Bob would not settle for just ok. He was my wingman at work. I was known as "SHAKE" and he was known as "BAKE" and we performed many great slingshot camera moves together. Well Bob, this is my final slingshot move. It will be Oscar worthy! God is your new wingman. I will miss your companionship "BAKE". Your Friend, Brian Nordheim
Brian Nordheim
Work
November 13, 2021
To Linda and Alan, his extended family, and all who loved Bob, I wish you comfort and peace in this time of grief. Bob was an amazing talent, but more important he was one of the kindest, most gentle and thoughtful people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I knew that every time I was about to work with Bob on a project he would make our concept and idea even better. And I also knew that we would have fun in collaborating and creating a worthy product. He was truly one of a kind, in every way possible. We will all miss him terribly.
Bill Owens
Work
November 12, 2021
Bob was the best uncle anyone could ask for. He always made me feel loved, welcome, and part of the family. I will miss him dearly, the way he lit up a room when he walked in and effortlessly made people laugh; his expressive storytelling that captivated me as a child and adult. I feel so grateful that my life was touched by the generous, bright light that Uncle Bob put into the world, every day.
Laura Thomas
Family
November 8, 2021
He will be missed by so many. I was blessed to have worked on so many film projects with him. He was always the first to say how well the stunt sequence went. A wonderful and kind soul. Prayers to his family and friends.
Cal Johnson
Friend
November 7, 2021
Bob was definitely one of the great ones--so kind and thoughtful, a great sense of humor and terribly talented. I loved working with him and feel lucky I knew him.
vaughan justice
November 7, 2021
Nancy Peterson
November 5, 2021
Nancy Peterson
November 5, 2021
My big brother, now and forever. I love you and miss you!
Nancy Peterson
November 5, 2021
Bob was my dear first cousin - I admired and looked up to him all my life and will miss him greatly. His lovely family will never forget him.
TIm Newcomb
Family
November 1, 2021
Bob was my first, best briend - we met doing a play together in elementary school. We worked together in several companies and I cherish the fun times we had together. He was always witty and funny and a very talented director/cinematographer.
Sandy Freeman
October 31, 2021
Dear Linda, Alan and family, we love you and grieve with you the loss of Bob our beloved MaBob. In our grief we will cling to the wonderful memories of laughter like the Thanksgiving with an organic turkey that somehow got roasted upside down and we thought, oh no a house full of guests and no turkey breasts. Bob says, that´s the last time we buy organic! Or those loving memories after Rowan was born when every few minutes Bob would have to get up from the table and tenderly kiss Rowan´s sweet little head. We will never stop missing Bob, and with all our wonderful memories he will never be forgotten . May your sweet memories bring you peace. Much Love and lots of Light
Tony and Cathy Rodriguez
Family
October 29, 2021
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