In Loving Memory

Robert Lee Newman, d. Jan. 31, 2014



In Loving Memory

October 28, 1929 – January 31, 2014

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Foley, AL

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   Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526


  1. Sara Peterson

    Our dearest Jeannie : (

    All of our thoughts are with you. If there is anything that you need, just let us know and we will move heaven and earth to make it happen for you. We are so sorry about losing Bob. I am glad he was at peace.

    We love you and we love him. He will be missed and you will be cherished.

    Much love,

    Sara and John

  2. Kelley Wansley

    I am so sorry Mrs. Newman but we both know he is in a better place. When I lost my Dad a dear friend told me a quote “God gave us memories so that we may have roses in December!” We have such wonderful memories about our dear precious Mr. Newman. He is loved and will be missed.
    Love and Prayers your way,

  3. David Robinson

    I have such wonderful memories of Bob as my NJROTC instructor at McEachern. He was an honorable man, whose wit, wisdom and most importantly, a great sense of humor endeared him to myself and others. Plus we could talk about airplanes together! I don’t know how McEachern lucked out in getting CDR Newman, but we were all the better for it. Fair winds and blue sky Bob. You are missed.
    David Robinson

  4. Barbara Sutton

    My sincere condolences to family of a great teacher. He served his country and then paid it forward in the small community of Powder Springs, Georgia. He invested personal time and energy in changing the lives of countless high school students. He encouraged growth, strength, and courage to “step out of the box.” His students broke boundaries and pushed through the stigmas of high school hierarchy. It is with this leadership he motivated and instilled values so we, as young adults, may surpass adversity. He will be forever remembered.


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