William E. "Cowboy Bill" Newcomb, 95,
Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Friday, July 4, 2008 at the
Veterans Administration Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tennessee.
He was a native of Potosí, Missouri. He was the son of the late William Newcomb
and Ethel Debois. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death
by one son, Michael Newcomb and one brother Lawrence Newcomb.
a member of the First Baptist Church of Mountain City.
He was a World War II Veteran, having served in both the U.S. Navy and
Merchant Marines, serving aboard both the U.S.S. Mississippi and
the U.S.S. Arizona.
He was a former radio star on W.L.S. where he was known and
loved as "Cowboy Bill Newcomb". Later in life he worked with Ventura
Flood Control in Ventura, California. His hobbies included making jewelry.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Isabella Toler Newcomb of the home;
one daughter, Shirli Howell, Sugar Grove, North Carolina; three stepdaughters,
Gail Howarth, Ventura, California, Susan Kelenfy, Gainsville, Georgia and
Carla Franklin, Johnson City, Tennessee; two sons, William L. Newcomb,
Lakeville, Indiana and Patrick Newcomb, Salome, Arizona; one niece, Sandy
Richards, Denver, Colorado; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 7, 2008 at 4 p.m.
from the First Baptist Church of Mountain City with Rev. Ricky Campbell
and Rev. Norm Reece officiating.
Graveside service and interment followed in the Sunset Memorial Park.
Online condolences can be sent to this family through our website at www.hux-lipford.com.
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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