Mr. Herbert Watkins "Boo" Newman

08/16/1950 - 12/10/2018


Herbert Watkins “Boo” Newman, Sr., age 68, of South Hill, died Monday December 10, 2018 in his home. He was the founder of Newmart Builders Inc. Boo is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia Newman; two sons: Herbert Newman, Jr. (Tammy) of Pilot Mountain, NC and Parker Newman of La Crosse; a daughter, Angela Kinker (Bill) of Chesterfield; six grandchildren: Whitney, Natalie, Nathan, Tyler, Haley and Alex; two sisters: Vicky Newman (Vernon) of Alexandria and Elizabeth “Peg” Cordle (Randy) of Portsmouth; brother, Jimmy Newman (Judy) of South Hill; his mother-in-law, Hattie Wrenn of Roanoke Rapids, NC; many loving nieces and nephews and his dear friend, Wayne Reese. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Rebecca and James Newman, Sr.
Boo was a prominent member of the community. He was recently awarded the 2018 Community Builder Award by the South Hill Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Army Reserve for six years and a member of the Southside Rescue Squad for seven years. Boo was a Silver level member of the VCU-CMH Foundation's Cornerstone Society, the American Legion Post 79 and South Hill VA Lodge 1872. He was founder/supporter of the Lake Gaston Soccer Association. Boo contributed a lot of time and effort into helping others throughout the community. No one knew a second chance better than him and he always gave everyone an opportunity for a second chance no matter who they were or where they came from. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday December 13th at 2:00 P.M. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with interment to follow in Crestview Memorial Park with full American Legion Post 79 Military Honors. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association at P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or to the American Diabetes Association at 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 206, Raleigh NC 27606. Online condolences may be sent through Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Newman family.

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  1. So very sad. To here this my love an prayers go out to Pat Herbert Jr Parker Angela Bill Tammy. all their children love ones and family just hearing about this Boo will be missed. Love you all. He helped me plus a lot of others may. God bless you all until. We see him again in heaven

  2. Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family of Boo Newman. We are very sorry for the loss of your Beloved Patriarch. Boo was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace Boo.

  3. My deepest sympathies to you Miss Pat, Angela, Parker, and Herbert. Thank you guys for all you did for me and my family. Boo was a great man and always had a smile and an answer for me. I’ve never met someone that would give you the shirt off his back but could growl like a grizzly and mean it. Boo made an everlasting impression on myself to never give up if you want to succeed. Thank you again

  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the Newman family during this difficult time of loss. I met Boo through Newmart Builders years ago. I always appreciated his honesty and integrity in our business dealings. He always greeted me with that wry smile and “Hey, Buddy Buddy.” He will be missed. RIP “Buddy Buddy.”

  5. Sincere Sympathy

    So sorry to learn of the passing of Boo. He will certainly be missed. May God be with each member of his family in the months ahead without him. Lots of love from our family to yours.

  6. So sorry to hear about the passing of boo. He and I have known each other and been friends for over 50 years. Sorry I’m out of town I won’t be able to attend funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and my friend Boo. 🙏

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