Mr. Billy Gene Newcomb 76, of Bee Branch Arkansas went to be with the Lord Friday, June 8, 2012. He was born June 10, 1935 at Wynne, Arkansas to the late George W. and Helen M. (Blackstone) Newcomb.
Billy retired as a Boilermaker at the Phoenix Cement Plant in Arizona, he was a member of the Boilermakers Union, and also an endowment member of the NRA. He taught hunter's education locally for ten years. He was in the 3rd Spearhead Armored Division of the U.S. Army where he was honorably discharged in 1963. He loved the great outdoors which he did his hunting and fishing. He was a mentor to many and was never afraid to share his beliefs with those who would listen. Most importantly he loved Jesus and attended First Assembly of God in Clinton, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Charles Newcomb, sister, Patsey Houston, grandchild, Cherokee Newcomb, and two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Kimberly Walley.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Newcomb of Bee Branch, AR; two sons, Billy Gene and Christina Newcomb, Jr. of Bee Branch, AR; and Bennie Thomas Newcomb of Bee Branch, AR; three daughters, Jeanie Marie and Bryan Duncan of Choctaw, AR; Angela Rose Clark of Conway, AR; and Tammy Lee Darlene and Thomas Davis of Drasco, AR; nineteen grandchildren, Chasity Newcomb, Cynthia Walley, Jacob Murphy, Misty Rose, Skylar and Billie Jean Newcomb, Candice and Mike Newcomb, Michelle Culbertson, Zach Newcomb, April, Jennifer, and Barbara Rosas, Dawn Wiles, Lynette Durran, and Jesse and Russell Davis, two great-grandchildren, Kaylee Walley and Tristen Walley, four step grandchildren, Allen and Joseph Johnson, Cory and Shawnda Johnson, two sisters, Mary Jane Richmond of Cottonwood, AZ; and Eva Manley of Alba, New Mexico; and many close friends and relatives.
Pallbearers: Billy Newcomb, Jr., Bennie Newcomb, Zach Newcomb, Jacob Murphy, Daniel McElroy, Thomas Davis, Bryan Duncan, Doug Pearson, and Michael Newcomb.
Honorary Pallbearers: Bud Padgett, Edwin Alexander, Edward Pearson, Billy Houston, Michael Houston, Cory Johnson, Chad McLaughlin, Robert Rainley, Cledus Price, and Chris Peters.
Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm Monday, June 11, 2012 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel Clinton, Arkansas.
Funeral Service will be 2:00pm Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Clinton First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Michael Powers officiating. Burial will follow with U. S, Army Military Honors at Bee Branch Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com