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Joe Newman, 91, of Denton, Formerly of Hart, passed away December 16, 2018 after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. At his request, his body was donated to the Baylor School of Medicine. There will be a celebration of Joe’s life at his church, First Baptist Denton, on February 9, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with a reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

Joe was born on July 17, 1927 in the Valley View community near Olton to Hubert and Eunice Newman. He grew up on the family farm southwest of Hart. He graduated from Hart High School, attended West Texas State University in Canyon and served in the United State Merchant Marine.

On November 23, 1947, Joe married Glenna Dean Breland in Hart. They lived in Olton and Plainview before moving to Hart. They established an insurance business, The Newman Agency, which they owned and operated until Glenna Dean’s death in 1970.

In 1971, Joe married Jo Ann Bullard White of Lubbock and relocated to Lewisville for a year before moving to Denton where they remained. Joe worked for Pillsbury, Tetra Pak and James Wood.

After Joann’s death, Joe married Janice Dobbs. As long as their health allowed, they enjoyed traveling, participation in Sunday school and stayed active in senior activities in their church.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Glenna Dean Newman, great-grandson, Buckley Joe Allen, 2nd wife, Jo Ann Newman; brother, Ray Don Newman and son-in-law, William Spong.

Joe is survived by his wife of 12 years, Jan Dobbs Newman of Denton, her children, Cindy Kelly and Clint Dobbs and their families; brother, Max Newman and wife Loyce of Level-land and sister-in-law Colleen Newman of Dimmitt.

He is also survived by his six children: Cheryl Up-shaw of Dimmitt; Connie Spickelmier, Elaine Spong, T.J. Newman and Terry Ryan White all of Sacramento; Jonathan Newman of Denton.

Grandchildren: Lori Powell of Shallowater; Amy Glidewell of Amarillo; Katie Vaclavek of Sydney, Australia; Mark Spong of Suffield, Connecticut; Dylan Newman of Davis, California; Cassie and Joey Newman of Ventura, California and William Joseph Newman of Denton.

Joe spent the final years in Willow Bend Memory Care in Denton. The family would like to express its deep appreciation to Jana K and her staff for their respectful loving care. They became a part of Joe’s family and he loved them.

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