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 www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Newman family.