Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, James Orvell Newsome was called home on May 15, 2022. James was a Retired Air Force Master Sergeant and Vietnam War Veteran. He was known for his kind heart, sense of humor and unwavering loyalty.
James was born May 22, 1940 in Southland, Arkansas to William and Leona Newsome. In 1962, James entered the United States Air Force where he served in the US, Thailand, Turkey and completed a tour of duty in Vietnam. He arrived at Hill Air Force Base in 1970 and was assigned to the Base Civil Engineering Squadron. After 22 years of military service, he was honorably discharged in 1984. James then began working as a Civil Service Engineering employee where he later retired in 1999.
On July 4, 1971, James married Monica Frances Jennings in Elko, Nevada.
James enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, bowling, gardening, and traveling. Having once shot a hole-in-one, he had a strong passion for golf. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. His community service included serving as a member of the Clinton Planning Commission and volunteering for the North Davis County Meals on Wheels Program. James also volunteered as a driver, transporting cancer patients to and from appointments for the American Cancer Road to Recovery Program at McKay-Dee Hospital. In 2016 he and his wife were recognized in the city of Clinton, Utah as the Grand Marshals for the Clinton Heritage Days Parade.
James is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Monica Newsome. Children: Rodney Orvell Newsome and his, wife Janet Newsome. Shawna Newsome-Odoi and her husband, Stephen Odoi. Stepchildren: Jacob Smith, Gwen Ehrlich and her husband, James Ehrlich and Jimmy Smith and his wife, Rebecca White. Grandchildren: James Fisher, Maurice Orvell Newsome, Jaquan Newsome, Anthony Lewis and Rianna Newsome.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11 am at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 W 5600 S, Roy, Utah 84067. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the mortuary.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wastach, 1718 Combe Road.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Orvell Newsome, please visit www.lindquistmortuary.com or please consider making a donation in his name to the Wounded Warriors Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
The family would like to thank all who have been so thoughtful and caring during this very difficult time.