J. C. "Jake" Newell, 79, of Garden City, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Garden City Cemetery with the Rev. Herb McPherson, officiating.
He was born Aug. 11, 1934 in Greenville, Texas and married Doralee Schafer May 22, 1953 in Garden City, Texas. She preceded him in death May 24, 2011.
He came to Garden City in 1950 and worked as a field operator for Phillips Oil Company for 40 years.
Survivors include one son, Richard Guy Newell and wife, Tammy of Midland; one daughter, Sheryl Lynn Smith and husband, Tim of Glasscock County; two brothers, Donald Paul Newell of Plano and Louis M. Newell of Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe Taft Newell and Mary Matilda Frye Newell; and three brothers, Roscoe Newell, Jr., Wesley Morris Newell and Truitt King Newell.
The family suggests memorials to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org .
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com