Richard G. Newman Jr. 49, of Carlisle left this world
on Friday February 26, 2016.
Rich grew up in Carlisle, he graduated Carlisle High School and loved being
a part of the Thundering Herd Cross Country team. He spent most of his adult life overseas living a simple but happy life.
Rich had always wanted to serve his country but was unable to due to a physical limitation. He helped his country by
working in support roles on military bases in Germany and finished his career working several years to support our troops
in Afghanistan. He took keeping our soldiers safe very seriously and took great pride in maintaining and
updating fire safety aspects on military vehicles. Rich was always willing to go the extra mile for anyone
that asked him. He was always the first in and the last to leave working hard and putting in long hours at every job he had.
many wonderful years traveling Europe with his ailing mother in the years preceding her death, as he said it was a special
time and he felt lucky to share it with her. He spent alot of that time gathering treasures to sell at
his future antique store which he planned to name Girvins after his beloved Grandfather. His childhood
pillow in the shape of an elephant (named WoWo) started a lifelong love and respect for elephants. He collected many beautiful
elephant figurines and gave generously to The Elephant sanctuary which takes in abused and injured elephants.
prevented him from returning to work so he spent his final years in a peaceful neighborhood in Carlisle. He quickly became
the resident share a smile and lend a listening ear guy of the street. He was adored by his neighbors and he was often found
to be lending a hand for any chore they needed. He was proud to be the nice guy with a snow blower who helped everyone around
Rich was preceded in death by his beloved Grandparents, William Harper and Bonnie S.
Girvin as well as his beloved mother, Susan McDermott.
Rich will be sadly missed by those left
behind, his brother, Christian Harper Newman, sister in law, Kimberly Ann Newman and his nephew William Newman, his sister,
Jennifer N. Daley, brother in law, Dan A. Daley and his niece, Grace Ann Daley as well as his father, Richard G. Newman. Also
many uncles, aunts, cousins and deeply loved friends will also miss him.
Rich was a kind and gentle
soul who made the world a better place for all. His fur children kitties, Meigs and Sterling were his pride and joy and they
gave him great comfort and company in his final years. They will be going to live with Rich’s sister till they are ready
to join their Daddy in Heaven.
A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2016
followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St, Carlisle. Any
donations in Rich’s memory would be graciously accepted by The Elephant Sanctuary at https://www.elephants.com/ or mailed
to The Elephant Sanctuary, PO Box 393, 27 East Main St., Hohenwald, TN 38462.
And as Rich
always said " It is what it is".
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for your lost. Be proud of your brother he was an outstanding young man. He was always ready to assist when a need occurred.
Rich was a sweet person and a great friend to have. While I had not seen him
in recent years, he remains for me a reminder
of many fun times and nice memories from our childhood. May you be comforted by the thought that he is whole and happy at
last, basking in the reward he deserves for a life full of patience and kindness to all.
He was my best friend from second to fourth grade, as we lived about 2 blocks apart.
When I moved to Holly, we drifted apart. He was a great kid, and I remember fondly hanging with Will Rosenbaum, Dexter Bullard,
John Fennel and him during our early Mooreland years. RIP, Ritchie as we call ya then. Best to his surviving family and
Christian and Jennifer,
Richie was an extraordinary man, capable of great
love and caring for many people and his loss is profound.
Pat and BJ
Rich was a great guy
and a great friend. We were very close in high school and beyond, but had lost touch over the years. I think about him often
and will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with his current friends and family, especially Christian, his
brother. RIP Rich.
A great loss to your family and
a loss as well to our small community. Rich was always ready to lend a helping hand. Our condolences to family and friends.
Norm & Dona Baillargeon
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