James David Newman

August 27, 1950 - January 5, 2019
James David Newman

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James David Newman, age 68 of Leland passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

David was born in Huntington, WV on August 27, 1950 to James Ronald Newman and Mary Jane Kelley Newman. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sharon Lynn Browning.

David was a professional home painter for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, being on the beach. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching races and old movies on television.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry G. Newman; four children, Rick Nelson, Melissa Kendall, Michael Kendall, and Tera Groff; grandchildren, Sabra Jane Nelson, Taylor Rayne Newman Martinez, Emily Nicole Nelson, Greyson Cole Newman, Vincent James Nelson, Reagan Olivia Newman Groff, Kian Michael Groff, Kelly Nicole Workman, Benjamin Clark, and Blake Nelson Victor Groff.

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  • January 07, 2019
    Donna Harvel lit a candle:
    Lit since January 7, 2019 at 1:39:48 PM

  • January 08, 2019
    Nancy Cramer says:
    So sorry for the loss of David! Praying for you all!

  • January 08, 2019
    Sherry lit a candle:
    Lit since January 8, 2019 at 1:54:42 AM

  • January 10, 2019
    p davis says:
    My heartfelt condolences to family and friends. I pray that God's loving kindness surrounds you and helps to ease your sorrow. Keep in mind that God has promised to erase sickness and death forever and he will recall those who have fallen asleep in death, those who are in his memory to life in the grand resurrection as promised at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:3, 4. Draw close to God in prayer and he will draw close to you, James 4:8. You can find encouraging information on God's promise for the future at www.jw.org.

  • January 10, 2019
    Rev Reams says:
    My deepest of sympathy for all of you in such a time as this. May God bless all of you and his spirit comfort you, and Jesus hold you close to his breast