Bobby Newman was born December 28, 1934 in Beckham County, Oklahoma and passed away November 16, 2008 in Clovis, NM.
Bobby loved his family. He is survived by his wife Tommie Newman of the home, his son Monty and wife Vicki Newman of Hobbs, NM, daughter Mickey and husband Michael Elrod of Red Oak, TX, Grandsons Ryan and Kayna Newman, Regan Newman, Caleb and Genevieve Elrod, Noah and Tracee Elrod; his pride and joy great granddaughter Abigail Newman and sister, Jean Storts of Del Rio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Newman and his parents, Bernard Ethel Newman
Hes also survived by Tommies family Mark and Rhoda Reeves, Josh and Zach Reeves, Wade and Laura Reeves and Richard Greenwood.
Honorary pall bearers are Ryan Newman, Regan Newman, Caleb Elrod, Noah Elrod, Wayne Burch, Kent Carruthers and Romardo Lopez
Last but not least he is survived by his highly prized coffee buddies at Bills and Roden Smith.
In life Bobby cherished a strong work ethic, loyalty and honesty. He lived by his Christian principles and served as a Deacon in the Church of Christ. His love for country and community was great as evidenced by his involvement in civic and political affairs. He served on numerous planning commissions, served on the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees and was instrumental in the realization of the Clovis Civic Center.
Bobbys memory will be cherished by all who knew him.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 16th Pile Church of Christ in Clovis with Michael Elrod officiating. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Oklahoma.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at Steed-Todd Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana, Clovis, New Mexico 88101, www.steedtodd.com, 575-763-5541. Arrangements in Oklahoma are by Martin Funeral Home, 600 W. Country Club, Elk City, Oklahoma, 73644, 580-225-1111.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Fosters Home for Children, PO Box 978, Stephenville, TX 76401, www.fostershome.org.
I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless and watch over you.
Rhonda GilbertRed Oak, TX
Dear Mickey and Family,
Although I never met your father, I know he was an amazing man. A daughter as special as you just doesnt happen by accident Throw in your fine choice of husband, two handsome sons plus their beautiful wives and you know he was proud and pleased. What a wonderful legacy he left us in YOU
Love you lots,
Cindy Belote and Family
Cindy BeloteRed Oak, TX
I am sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen LopezClovis, NM
Dear Mickey and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
David and Heather
David and Heather Morgan, TX
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Rolando Angelina MezaClovis, NM
Your father was such wonderful man of God and family. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I know you are resting in the knowledge that he has joined other family members in our wonderful Heavenly home. My thougths and prayers are with you and your precious family.
Melanie DixonWaxahachie, TX
Tommie, I am so sorry for your loss. May god bless you and your family in this time of need.
Jerry ByrdClovis, NM
Mickey, May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. I will be thinking of you. Paul Campbell
Paul CampbellMidlothian, TX
Tommie and all the family, we have been thinking of you all. We ask for God to be with you and give you peace. Love you, Phil and Lana Marzolino
lana marzolinoCorinth, TX
Your family is in our prayers. We love you
Mike and Donna Little kidsMidlothian, TX
We are so sorry for your loss. It was too early to lose him. You are in our thoughts and we wish the best for you.
Pat Steve HyreClovis, NM
You have my deepest condolences on your loss. Your husband was a great man that achieved many things in his lifetime. You both will be in my prayers.
Paul VonderlinClovis, NM
Tommie and family...I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and touched so many lives. Our prayers are with you all.
Although its difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Mary BlakeClovis, NM
The pie and coffee table in heaven has been waiting... and after all the hugs, kisses, and tears you know the laughter has started and has only gotten louder I know they are looking forward to when we all can be together rejoicing We love you all and we are praying for you all too.
Brad Karen Sarah Ryan Hawkinshobbs, NM
Mickey, Michael, Family,
I am very sorry for the loss in your family. I know Mr. Newman was a wonderful man by the stories Mickey shared with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please remember this saying that has helped my family through loss:
Whenever I miss you, I just look in my heart and there you are.
Tina NorthOvilla, TX
Dear Mickey, Michael, Noah, Caleb, Genevieve, and Tracee,
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary MauRed Oak, TX
Even though we never had the privelege of knowing your daddy, we see his legacy living on in you and your family. His hard work, determination and christian spirit shine through you. What a joy to know he is healthy in Heaven visiting with your mom and Jesus.
We love you and are praying for you,
The Stanford Family
The Stanford FamilyRed Oak, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dawn BirdOvilla, TX
You and your family are in my prayers. Please know that I am here whenever you need me.
Shondra JonesRed Oak, TX
I have you in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. He was a great man, and I know you loved him dearly. He will be missed, but his legacy continues to live through you and your precious family. You are a testament of his blessed life. May God be with you during this time.
Paula BarnesRed Oak, TX
Mickey, Michael, and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Cynthia ParnellRed Oak, TX
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious dad.
He was such a wonderful part of your life. We are praying for comfort and strength for you and your family.
Erika and Jill
Erik and Jill MarkhamWaxahachie, TX
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very tough time. We love you all and you know if there is anything we can do for you, please let us know
BrittniRed Oak, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kim MurphyRed Oak, TX
Mickey and family,
We at Shields are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved father. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Gina HendersonCedar Hill, TX
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry that we cannot be closer to you in this time of sorrow but you know that your school family surrounds you with love.
Shirley VeltmanRed Oak, TX
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. We wish we could be there with you but know that our thoughts are. We love you and your family and are here when you need us.
We know that your dad has joined our other angels and will be looking over us.
Donna Johnny Knightred Oak, TX
Mickey Michael and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you and praying for the entire family.
Kerri BaileyRed Oak, TX
We know your are with the Lord now and you are celebrating a new life. Just know that you will be missed but glad you are where you are now...
Nalton Jennie JanniseRed Oak, TX
Our heart is with all of you in this sad time in your life. Hold on to the thought that your dad is home now and at peace with the Lord.
Gary Brenda BeneRed Oak, TX
Tommie, I am sorry for your loss.
Mark Bassclovis, NM
Tommie and family sorry for your loss.
Larry MorenoClovis, AL
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Charles SpeiceClovis, NM
Tommie and Family,
My deepest sympathy in this trying time.You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Rose MarezClovis, NM
Our prayers are with you . Old classmates are never forgotten.
Jim Ellen DavaltWickett, TX
Our prayers are with you. Bobby was inspiration to many.
Carrel and Murl DenningtonClovis, NM