In Loving Memory
October 28, 1929 – January 31, 2014
Robert Lee Newman, 84, of Foley, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014. Mr. Newman was born in Ardmore, TN. He was a retired Naval Aviator and Meteorology Officer with his last duty station being at the Office of Naval Research. Bob later was an instructor of NJROTC at McEachern High School in Powders Springs, GA and an administrator for business schools in Annapolis, MD and Providence, RI. He moved to Foley in 2000.
Mr. Newman is preceded in death by a brother, Mel. Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean Newman; son, Larry Newman of Pensacola; daughters, Celeste Ellis (David) of Pace, FL and Nancy Ravey (Earl) of Pensacola; brothers, Joseph M. Newman (Nelda) and George W. Newman (Sherry) both of Ardmore; mother of his children, Lucy Newman of Pensacola; 2 grandchildren, Katie Ellis Oliver (Norman) and Benjamin Ellis (Kandi); 2 great grandchildren, Gabriel Oliver and Skyler Grey Ellis; sisters-in-law, Debra Newman of Florence, AL, Jody Keys of Johnson City, TN and Susan Jones (Richard) of Blountville, TN and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 4 til 6 pm at Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne with a celebration of Bob’s life at 6 pm. Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org. Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526