January 4, 1941 ~ March 25, 2016
Gene Newsom, 75, of Flynn, TX was called home to be with the Lord Friday, March 25, 2016, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Funeral services were held at Flynn Assembly of God Church on Monday, March 28, at 11 am. Pastor Rick Smith presided over the services. Burial followed at the Newsom Family Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Cozart Funeral Home in Normangee.
Archer Eugene Newsom was born on January 4, 1941, in Marquez, Texas, to MZ and Eunice Newsom. He married his childhood sweetheart, Pat Wilson, on December 18, 1959. Gene and Pat enjoyed 56 wonderful years together. Pat was the love of his life. They were most content when they were together.
Gene attended school in Flynn, and later in Normangee. After graduating in 1958, he attended Sam Houston State University. Gene dedicated his life to his family and his Church. He was a faithful member of Flynn Assembly Of God Church for over 30 years where he served in many capacities including Deacon, Treasurer, and Leader of the Praise and Worship team.
The Lord blessed Gene with many talents. He was a gifted handyman who was never afraid to attempt and complete any task. He began his career as a welder for Cameron Iron. He then worked in the Family Business in Robbins, and later in the Family Business in Flynn. He worked as a Foreman for Nucor Steel for 20 years. After retiring in 1996, Gene established Newsom Broiler Farm.
Gene touched many lives. He was always willing to help someone in need. He was a father not only to his children but to many young men in need. He was an inspiration to all who were privileged to know him. He will be greatly missed.
Gene Newsom is survived by his loving wife Patricia Newsom; three children; daughter, Cheri Williams and husband Claude, sons, Ron Newsom and wife Jeanise, and Don Newsom and wife Ila; grandchildren, Courtney Dunn, Chelsea Williams, Payton Newsom, Brock Newsom, Ashtyn Newsom, Crissy West, Bethani Humphrey, Keilan King and Danielle McAllister; great grandchildren, Katelynn and Jett Dunn, Skyla Williams, Tanner and Madison Donahoe, Bailey Bush; Paxton, Piper and Pippa Newsom; Haylee and Cason Sikes, Yance, Jaycee and Mallie West; Mia, Aspen and Bentley King; Aubrey, Tyler, Lincoln, and Spencer McAllister
Donations may be made in memory of Gene Newsom to the Flynn Assembly of God Church Building Fund P.O. Box 9, Flynn, TX 77855.