MOUNTVERNON - William Nesbitt Newman, age 85, passed
away at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation on Tuesday, January
Bill was born April 13, 1921, in Poseyville, Ind., the son of Wyatt and Neva (Nesbitt) Newman.
He was a 1939 graduate of Poseyville High School. He was a 1948
graduate of EvansvilleCollege, where he also earned his master's
degree. He attended IndianaUniversity and received his Principal's License. He
taught social studies and coached high school basketball and baseball at
Cynthiana and PoseyvilleHigh Schools. In the fall of 1955, he began working
for the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon, where he taught driver's
training and social studies and also was the Athletic Business Manager and
Assistant Principal at the Mount VernonSenior High School. He retired in 1983 as Principal at the
Mount Vernon Junior High.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James O.
Newman and Richard M. Newman.
Bill was a World War II Veteran, serving in the 12th Armored
Division, 23rd Tank Battalion, Company B. He was a
Staff Sergeant and was given the Bronze Star for Bravery in Action. He fought
in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a member of he St. John's Episcopal Church, American Legion
Post No. 5, Mt. Vernon M Club and the 12th Armored Hellcats (as they were
known), past member of Kiwanis and Elks Club in Mount Vernon, Ind. He was a
member of the Poseyville Masonic Lodge and Swords of
Bunker Hill. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, National
Education Association, Indiana State Teacher's Association and VFW Post No.
1114. He liked to travel, play golf, all sports and camaraderie. He loved
people and saw good in others. He was a happy and
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean (Haywood) Newman of
Mount Vernon, Ind.; a daughter, Cinda Newman Huber
and her husband, Joe, of West Palm Beach, Florida; a son Bill H. Newman and his
wife, Melanie Newman, of Mount Vernon, Ind.; three grandsons, Aaron Huber and
his wife, Traci, of San Diego, California, Wyatt and Bryce Newman of Mount
Vernon, Ind.; nieces, nephews and host of friends.
Funeral service will be held at Saturday, January 6, 2007, at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main Street in Mount Vernon, with Rev. Allen Rutherford officiating
and burial in PoseyvilleCemetery with military rites.
Visitation will be from to Friday, January 5, 2007, at Schneider Funeral Home, where there
will be a Masonic service at
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. John's Episcopal Church.