SFC(Ret) Calvin Eugene Newsome, 93, Phenix City, AL, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm EST, on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Phenix City Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Brother David Jones officiating. An private interment will follow at Newsome Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 at Vance Memorial Chapel.
Mr. Newsome was born on March 13, 1924, in Phenix City, AL son of the late Olin Fletcher Newsome and Mildred Elizabeth Joyce McCollum Newsome. He left home at 15 and joined the Civil Conservation Corps, in Oregon. Before he turned 17 he joined the US Army serving under General Patton in the 2nd Armored Division and retiring after 22 years. Moving back to Phenix City he worked for Bellsouth for 21 years before retiring with them also.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings Grace Wade, Joseph Newsome, Carlton Newsome and Rosa Neal.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Blue Newsome; children, Ronald Newsome wife Lynn, Susan Newsome, Joe Newsome wife Eloisa, William Newsome and Robert Newsome wife Carol; 8 grandchildren, Amy, Beth, Layel, Casey, Caroline, Kason, Alex and Chris; 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other extended family and many caring friends.
Online condolences may be made at vancememorialchapel.net