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Jimmy Lee Newsom

February 9, 2012

Jimmy Lee Newsom, 80, went home to Heaven on Feb. 7, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton and the Rev. Wade Cobb, nephew, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Jimmy was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Brownfield, Texas. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1950 and entered the U.S. Air Force, where he served from 1950 until 1954. In 1953, he married Georgie Harrison, his wife of 58 years. He then attended Howard College.

During his life, Jimmy co-owned Newsom-Shaffer Construction, raised cotton and retired from Fina. He also played an active part in helping the Big Spring community, volunteering with Christmas in April, Meals on Wheels, Festival of Lights and Keep Big Spring Beautiful. He was awarded the “Paul Harris” award by the Rotary Club, one of the organization’s highest honors.

Jimmy was also a dedicated member of his church. He served as a deacon at Trinity Baptist Church for 38 years. He also spent many years teaching in the Junior High Sunday School Department.

Though he loved and played all sports, he was an avid golfer. He won the Big Spring City Championship several years and he had 10 hole-in-ones on record. He had many golfing friends, and often played with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Georgie Newsom of Big Spring; daughter, Tammy DePauw and husband Jim DePauw of Big Spring; son, Jimmy Newsom Jr. and wife Irene Newsom of Big Spring; three granddaughters, Alex Newsom of Lubbock, Regan Newsom of Lubbock and Darby DePauw of Big Spring; three sisters, Nancy Phernetton and husband Gus Phernetton of Big Spring, Pennie Leimire and husband Clay Leimire of North Highland, Calif., Marilyn Grigg and husband Walter Grigg of Houston; three brothers, Bob Newsom and wife Donna Newsom of Midland, Donald Newsom and wife Kay Newsom of Amarillo and Tommy Newsom and wife Sherry Newsom of Big Spring; four step-grandchildren, Branden Halfmann of Ballinger, Katelin Steadman of Midland, Callie Williams of Big Spring and Tara Williams of Abilene; and finally by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Welcoming him to Heaven will be his parents, Evelyn and R.L. Newsom; brother, Kenneth Newsom; sister, Juanita Adams and her husband, Bill Adams; and granddaughter, Dorre DePauw.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Trinity Baptist Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 1448, Big Spring, TX 79721, or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

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