Services for Joel New, 53 of Rockdale are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, with Rev. Rita Sims officiating. Burial will follow in I.O.O. F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mr. New died Monday, March 12, in University Hospital in San Antonio.
He was born July 31, 1958, in Clifton to Jimmy and Reta (Watson) New. He lived in Rockdale most of his life.
Mr. New was a 1977 graduate of Rockdale High School.
He married Vickie Oney on Oct. 28, 1978, in Rockdale.
Mr. New was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church in Rockdale.
He was a former member of Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
Mr. New was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Michalski, on March 8, 1990 and his father-in-law, Buddy Oney, on July 29, 2005.
Survivors are his wife, Vickie of Rockdale; two sons, Jason New and wife Julee of Wylie, Jeremy New and partner Dustin Dillard of Dallas; two grandchildren, Natalie and Evan New of Wylie; his parents, Jimmy and Reta New of Rockdale; his mother-in-law, Billie Oney of Rockdale; a sister, Kim Shelton of Rockdale; and four nephews, Gregg Samford, Bobby Samford, David Svrcek and Dustin Svrcek.
Pallbearers will be Carl McGraw, Leroy Stephens, Bob Banks, Mike Korenek, Elbert Page and Ricky Davidson.
Honorar y pallbearers are Joel’s nephews, Gregg Samford, Bobby Samford, David Svrcek and Dustin Svrcek.
Memorials may be made to A merican Lung A ssociation, 8150 Brookriver Dr., Suite S-102, Dallas, TX 75247 or to charity of choice.