Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sgt. Bobby Ray Newman, US Army, Veteran

Sgt. Bobby Ray Newman, US Army, Veteran

Bobby Ray Newman was born June 27, 1952 at Warrensburg, Missouri and passed away on June 15, 2010, at the age of 57, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Bobby proudly served his country in the United States Army as a MP in Panama during the Vietnam war.

Memorial services with military honors were held on June 25, 2010 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, Texas.  On hand to honor this veteran and to welcome the arriving family and friends were the Patriot Guard Riders.  The Riders formed a line of American flags around the committal shelter.

An Army honor guard provided the military honors, which included the playing of taps by an Army bugler.  An American flag was folded into the traditional triangle by the honor guard and presented to the family on behalf of the United States Army and a grateful nation.

Bobby Ray’s cremains were then laid to rest by his family and friends as the American flag flew at half-staff on the hill above.

Left to cherish his memory are two daughters, two brothers, two sisters, five grandchildren and many other dear family and friends.

Thank you for walking the empty places with me
and turning on the lights as we go.

By Daughter Mandy

With thanks to The Gabriels Funeral Chapel for biographical information.

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