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William Randall Newman

Visitation for William Randall Newman will be held Friday, November 10, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 11, from 9:00 to 10:30 am at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon.  A graveside service for the family will be held at Wilson County Memorial Gardens on Saturday following visitation.

William Randall Newman, age 87, passed on to his eternal home in heaven on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Randall was a dedicated husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Randall was born on July 13, 1930, to James Russell Newman and Lorraine Davis Newman. He grew up in Lubbock and Farmersville, Texas, graduating from Farmersville High School in 1948. He attended David Lipscomb College, where he met the love of his life, Doris Bobo.  Randall and Doris were married on January 29, 1954, after Randall’s discharge from the Marines earlier that month. They enjoyed 61 wonderful years of marriage.  They made their home in Lebanon, where Randall worked several years at TRW Ross Gear, worked with WCOR radio, hosted the WCOR Spelling Bees during the late 1960’s, served with the Chamber of Commerce during Lebanon’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, and built his company W. R. Newman & Associates Construction Company. Randall was pre-deceased by his wife, Doris Bobo Newman, as well as his parents and brother, Jay (Helen) Newman of Searcy, Arkansas, and sister Ella Jean (Henry) Sprabeary of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Randall & Doris were members of College Street Church of Christ for many years, where Randall served as a deacon, and later as an elder.  Randall also preached at both Adams Grove Church of Christ and the Alexandria Church of Christ. Most recently, Randall worshipped with the Maple Hill Church of Christ, where he also served as a deacon and teacher.

Randall is survived by his three children; Lori Newman (Mike) Walker of Charlotte, N.C., Jenny Lynn Newman (Chuck, deceased) Brewer of Memphis, and Randy (Lisa) Newman of Lebanon; seven grandchildren; Bret (Amy) Walker of Smyrna, Ga., Claire Walker (Clint) Wiley of Nashville, Kyle (Kelly) Walker of Charlotte, N.C., Bonnie Brewer of Memphis, Charles (Jen) Brewer of Worcester, Ma., Dr. John Newman of Lebanon, and Dr. Jim Newman of Lebanon, and 2 great-grandchildren; Walker Wiley and James Walker.

LIGON & BOBO of Lebanon (615)444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Marka Bennett says:
    So sad to hear of the loss of such a great man. I️ enjoyed reading about his life and know that he has had a great and good influence on many many people.
  2. Paulette says:
    I am sad to hear of the passing of your sweet dad. I remember the first time I met him and your mom at their home in Lebanon. Praying for you dear friend and for all those that knew and loved him.
  3. Debbie Lea Seger says:
    So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was such a great guy. I remember him from sleepovers at your house on University. He always had a kind word for others. Keeping your entire family in my prayers during this difficult time.