Felix Elliott Newman was born on Sept. 9, 1924, in Robertson County, Texas, the son of Felix Burrell and Laura Elliott Newman.
He grew up and attended schools in Calvert. After high school, Felix joined the United States Marine Corp. and served his country during World War II. Felix was Honorably Discharged after 6 years of service.
Felix was united in marriage to Lorene Martha Enloe, on June 23, 1946, in Houston, Texas. Felix was employed as an operator with Shell Oil Company, retiring after 36 years of service.
Felix and Lorene were avid travelers, visiting places like Africa and driving to Alaska seven times and they enjoyed going to Branson, Mo. They moved to Bellville in 1990, and made their home just outside of town until Lorene preceded him in death in 2006.
Felix was known as a hard worker and loved time spent with his family. He was a devoted member of the Mill Creek Church, in Bellville.
Felix passed away on Jan. 10, 2013, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 88. He is survived by his children Kitty Montgomery and her husband, John, of Houston, and Elliott Newman and his wife, Susan, of Houston; grandchildren Angie Savage, Helen Outlaw and her husband, Haden, Luke Newman, and Daniel Savage and his wife, Amy. Felix is also survived by his great grandchildren Wyatt and Thatcher Savage; and other dear relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene, parents, Felix and Laura Newman, 1 brother and 3 sisters.
The family would like to give a “special thanks” to Doris Wallace for her devoted and loving care of both Lorene and Felix.
Visitation: 11 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville.
Funeral service: Noon, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Monte Byrd, Mill Creek Church, Bellville and Pastor Daniel Savage, Christ Church Rolesville, Raleigh, N.C.
Interment: Coshatte Cemetery, Bellville.
Pallbearers: Daniel Savage, Luke Newman, Haden Outlaw, Vance Murphy, Dwain Newman Tom Bourbon.
Honorary pallbearers: Waco Smith, Terry McCollum and Allan Pavia.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to: Mill Creek Church, P.O. Box 1180, Bellville, TX 77418; or to Christ Church of Rolesville, 6501 Fox Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27616
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, Bellville, Texas 77418-(979)865-2424 www.schmidtfunerals.com
Posted by Joy Neely