Services for Billy Wayne Newbury, 78, were held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Minister O.E. Davidson officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery near Milano.
Mr. Newbury died Saturday, Aug. 18, at his home near Milano.
He was born Sept. 28, 1933, in Conroe to Leonard Sidney and Clara Esther (Crabb) Newbury.
Mr. Newbury attended school in Houston and graduated high school in Cushing.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He married JoAnn DuBois on Aug. 9, 1954, in Houston.
They made their home in Houston for many years and he was a purchasing agent for Hudson Engineering for 25 years, retiring in 1982.
After retirement, Mr. Newbury worked for Independent Hose in Houston then moved to Round Rock and worked as a self-employed contractor.
He was a resident of Milano for the past 15 years.
Mr. Newbury was a member of Milam County Church of Christ, Milano Masonic Lodge and the Capital City Early Ford V8 Club.
He enjoyed restoring old Ford and Mercury cars, especially those made in the 1940s.
Mr. Newbury was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Peggy Tice.
Survivors are his wife, JoAnn Newbury of Milano; a son, Mark Wayne Newbury of Sugar Land; a daughter, Suzanne Roempke and husband Michael of Huntsville; a sister, Darlene Bohacek and husband John of Magnolia; two brothers, Jim Patrick Newbury of Cameron, Don Michael Newbury and wife Dianne of Crosby; a brother-in-law, Bill Tice of Willis; a granddaughter, Anna Beth Roempke Morgan and husband Reagan; and a great-granddaughter, Audrey Jan Morgan.
Pallbearers were Larry Faulkner, Jim Faulkner, Mac Parker, Craig Crowe, Petie Graham, Jesse Love, James Beasley and Freddie Pounders.
Honorary pallbearers were Porter Young, Ronald Westbrook, James (Jimbo) Summers and Bill Harris.
Memorials may be made to Glenda Tanner Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, 2401 S. 31st St., Temple, TX 76508 or Odyssey Health Care, 2114 Bird Creek Dr., Temple, TX 76502.