Clyde Willard Newcomb


Clyde Willard Newcomb of Vinita died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Craig General Hospital in Vinita. He was 86.

Mr. Newcomb was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Irondale, Mo., to Elmer and Bessie (Lawson) Newcomb. He moved to the Picher area in 1968 from Southern California.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army. He worked in the lead and zinc mines in the Picher area and for U.S. Borex in Boron, Calif.  He was a member of the Cardin Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. 

He married Alta Jean Shepherd on Nov. 14, 1983. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include one step-son, Kevin Lewallen of Vinita; one brother, Richard Patterson of Narcissia, and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Howard Newcomb and Blondie Newcomb. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery,  northwest of Treece, Kan. The Rev. Jerry VonMoss will officiate.

Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 140 Funeral Detail.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Lewallen, Derrick Lewallen, Mitchell Ichhorn, Caleb Ichhorn and Jackson Ichhorn.