In Loving Memory
November 23, 1923 – June 8, 2015
Sherman Newport, Jr, age 91, of Daphne, AL, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015. Sherman Newport, Jr. was born November 23, 1923 to Sherman Newport, Sr. and Jessie Poe Newport. He married Lillie Martin, the love of his life, on July 13, 1946. They were married 68 wonderful years and to this union they had three daughters. Sherman served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was stationed and served on a ship in the New Hebrides (Philippine Islands), Hawaii and California for three years. He was employed by the Civil Service Post Engineers at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for 25 years. Soon after he retired he went to work for Baraco Electric in Pensacola, FL. He loved hunting, fishing and playing dominoes. His favorite and most cherished moments were the ones he shared with his family.
Sherman is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; one brother; two brother-in-laws; one niece and one nephew.
He is survived by his wife, Lillie Newport, of 68 years; three daughters, Linda (Billy) Talton of Mobile, Jean (Klemit) Arrington of Elgin, Oklahoma and Beverly (Frank) Berry of Fairhope; three grandsons, Jay (Audrey) Arrington of Lawton, Oklahoma, Kerry (Shandra) Arrington of Elgin, Oklahoma and Robert Sherman (Alison) Berry of Newport, Rhode Island; ten great grandchildren; four nephews, one niece and other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services for Sherman Newport, Jr. will be held at 9:30am on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Church of His Presence, 24142 State Highway 181, Daphne, AL 36526. The family will be receiving friends and family at 8:30am for the visitation before the service. Pastor John Michael Kilpatrick will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Jay Arrington, Kerry Arrington, Robert Sherman Berry, Jason Berry, Matthew Arrington and Junior Solar. Interment will be held at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort. Expressions of condolence may be offered to the family at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.