Dr. Marvin Gene Newby of San Antonio joined his Savior and his wife, the love of his life July 7, 2021, at the age of 92. He was born on July 3, 1929, in Tulia, Texas. After graduating from Tulia High School in 1946, he left to attend Baylor University and School of Medicine, returning home in the summers to work at the grain elevator. He met his wife Deette while she was at Baylor School of Nursing and they were married on June 12, 1953 and would remain at her side for 65 years until her death in 2018. Marvin joined the Air Force as an Orthopedic Resident in 1953 and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1966. He practiced orthopedics in San Antonio until 1996, serving as Chief of Staff at St. Luke's Hospital and Chief of Orthopedics at Methodist Hospital. Marvin had numerous hobbies over the years including darkroom photography, auto mechanics, gardening, raising animals, camping, and backpacking, knife making, reloading, hunting and target shooting. He and Deette traveled extensively on all seven continents as well as road trips throughout the southwest. Marvin used his skills as an orthopedic surgeon to serve with medical missionaries in both Mexico and Uganda. In his retirement, Marvin taught Bible study at the Bexar County jail and served on the board of Grace House (a faith-based transition home for women following incarceration). Marvin enjoyed being outside and active but if he were to sit down his Bible would be in his hands. He loved Jesus with his whole soul and wanted everyone else to know Him as well. His spiritual heritage greatly impacted his children, grandchildren and all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife Deette and is survived by son Bill Newby and wife Vicki; daughters Beth Laughlin and husband Steve, Merrie Joyner and husband Terry, Melinda Veltri and husband Steve; and son David and wife Yolanda. He is also survived by six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sister Mary Beth Jenkins of Lubbock and niece Joan Jenkins.
The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.