Obituary for Elmer Davis "Dave" Newman
Elmer Davis "Dave" Newman, age 75, of Houston, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016. He was born on November 25, 1940 to Red and Octo (Johnson) Newman. He grew up in Winnsboro, then attended Texas Tech University, graduating in 1964 with a degree in mechanical engineering. In 1991 he was named Distinguished Engineer at Texas Tech University. He retired from Amoco Production Company after working as a mechanical engineer and executive for over thirty years in West Texas, Houston, Denver, Chicago, and Calgary, Canada. Dave liked the outdoors, woodworking, and collecting antique tools, even publishing an article in an antique tool journal. Dave was a dedicated worker and devoted family man. December 23, 1961, he married Sara Ann Craddock. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Ann of Houston; his brother Steve (Linda) Newman of Winnsboro; his children Eric (Regina) Newman of Guntersville, Alabama, Colleen (Gary) Rushing of Longview, Julie (Brian) Fleming of Pearland; his grandchildren Hayden Rushing, Samantha Newman, Taylor Rushing, Emily Newman, Emma Rushing, Joe Fleming, and Bailey Fleming. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:00pm at Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Funeral services at 2:00pm. Interment at Lee Cemetery, Winnsboro, Texas. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church, P.O. Box 796, Winnsboro, Texas 75494 or to a charity of your choice.