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Ronald E. Newman

Ronald E. Newman, 75 of West Portsmouth died Monday, September 16, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.  He was born July 16, 1944 in West Portsmouth to the late Esto Martie and Bertie Mae Gallimore Newman.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Marty Andrew Newman.  He was a retired construction worker and attended Calvary Chapel Church.  He loved woodworking and working outside.


Ronald is survived by his wife, Glenna Cooper Newman whom he married April 9, 1977, 2 sons; Ronald Lee Newman and Ronald E. Newman Jr., 2 daughters; Tammy (Ernie) Stacy and Rhonda Kay (Dan) Taulbee, 15 grandchildren; Lisa, Kenny, Nicholas, Brianna, Travis, Trevor, Jonmichael, Jessica, Ben, Kelly, Joey, Danielle, Shawnda, Nickey, and Ronald III, 8 great grandchildren, a brother, Jerry (Bernie) Newman, and 3 sisters; Donna (Dave) McGraw, Judy (Alan) Houston, and Gail (Sam) Hannah.


Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Joe Bruch officiating and interment in Mershon Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  Condolences may be sent to


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