Billy Lee Newman Sr., 71 years of age, and a resident of Lorain, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born December 5, 1951 in Lorain, Ohio. Billy lived in Columbus for fifteen years before moving back to Lorain where he had resided for the last twenty-six years.
He proudly served in the United States Army Reserve. Billy was employed in maintenance for Lee Tarney who owns several businesses in the area. He was loved by many and was a true family man. Billy earned the high honor of being an Eagle Scout. He was an avid gun collector. Billy loved being outdoors, camping, and observing eagles in the wild.
Survivors include his fiance, Tracy Moyer; his children Misty Stump (Clyde), Susan Payne (Scott) and Billy Lee Newman Jr. (Rachael) all of Lorain, Melissa Fowler (Michael) of Columbus and Justin Newman (Fiance Jamie Toney); twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; his brothers, John Newman (Dottie) of Amherst and William Newman of Lorain; Patsy Pedraza (Richard), Judy Ondeka (Jim), Ronald Newbraugh, extended family, six children and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Geneva Kay Varney, Linda Fleming, Keith Newbraugh, Steve Newbaraugh, David Newbraugh; and his biological parents, John and Geneva Newman (nee: Oliver); and his parents Frank and Betty Newbraugh.
Friends and family may call Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4:00 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst. Rebroadcasting of services will be available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com .
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