Warren Newman

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By Stefan Odum on July 11, 2014. No Comments

NewmanfixFeb. 20, 1936 ~ July 6, 2014

Our beloved Warren lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Sunday, July 6. He was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Feb. 20, 1936, the second son of Harry Bennett and Kathryn McCarney Newman.  Warren enjoyed many activities in his formative years.  He was especially proud of being awarded the God and Country honor for special service to God and Church and earning Eagle Scout rank at the age of 14. Warren loved God, his family, many, many friends, his country, golf, The University of Texas Longhorns, Horseshoe Bay, poker, and life. In life, Warren accomplished much.  Upon receiving his degree in economics from Wesleyan University where he was a member of Sigma Chi, he was employed by Sears Roebuck & Co in their management department.  His employment with Sears was interrupted by a three year commitment to his country in the U S Army.  Those three years fell between conflicts in the Far East, thus most of his Army days were spent in South Boston.  He was proud to have been of service to our Country.  During his time with Sears, he was assigned to various retail stores as a trouble shooter.  In 1967 he left Sears, moved to Chicago to be near his brother, Dave and started his career in banking in the municipal bond department at Northern Trust. In 1976, he was offered a partnership in a newly formed municipal bond underwriting firm in Oklahoma City. In 1980 he finally made it to Texas.  He continued his career in underwriting as Vice President of Mercantile National Bank in Dallas and other underwriting establishments in Dallas until April, 1994.  During his years in Dallas, as an officer of the Municipal Bond Club of Dallas he lobbied for and succeeded in the admission of women into the organization. It was his involvement in that organization that led him to Horseshoe Bay where he continued his investment career here July 1, 2001.  Outside of his professional career, he served as Scoutmaster in the Dallas region taking Scouts to Philmont, New Mexico and numerous other less rigorous outings. He completed the Wichita Falls Hotter Than Hell 100 bicycle ride three consecutive years as well as numerous other bike rides throughout Central Texas. Also in his quest to live life to the fullest he went bike riding in the mountains of Alaska, white water rafting in Alaska, rode the luge in New Zealand, climbed the Harbor Bridge in Sydney, went sky diving in San Marcos and zip lining in Belize. In “retirement” he served the community tirelessly with Highland Lakes Texas Exes in every capacity from bartender to President; was treasurer of Hill Country Men’s Golf Association for 5 years; organized hundreds of golf games for the Tuesday Golf Group; and coordinated the Wednesday night poker games. Warren is survived by his wife Ruth; son Chris and wife Shannon of Champagne, Ill.; daughters Amber Harville and husband Mike of Houston; Becki Miles and husband Bill of Coppell; Candace Nguyen and husband Thu of Lakeway; brother David Newman and wife Barbara of Riverside, Illinois; niece Jenny White and husband Pat also of Riverside; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorial service will be Monday, July 14 at 11 a.m. at The Church at Horseshoe Bay. A  Celebration of Life to follow at Quail Point 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Warren requested remembrances be sent to The Church at Horseshoe Bay or Seton Highland Lakes Home Health/Hospice.Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls. Condolences may be made at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.

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