Gilmer Bane Newman, 92, of Pulaski passed away Tuesday morning April 2nd 2019 at the caring and loving community of Commonwealth Senior Living in Hillsville, VA one month shy of his 93rd birthday. Born in Woodlawn, VA May 2nd 1926 he was one of 10 children born to the late Alonzo Creed Newman and Carrie Catherine Robinson Newman. Gilmer served in the US Army during WWII as a corporal in the 37th Tank Battalion as a tank crewman and being recognized with multiple honors during his service. He was employed by his Father prior to his military service on the Family’s 75 acre farm where he planted, cultivated and harvested crops, drove horse teams, operated heavy machinery and did other chores. After his military service he was a graduate of the New River Vocational Technical School, was employed and retired from Xaloy, Inc. in Pulaski, VA. He was an avid beekeeper, lifetime and faithful member of Memorial Baptist Church, Pulaski, VA and a longstanding member of the Masons and member of Pythagoras Lodge No. 239 in Pulaski.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years; Mavis Adelene Winesett Newman.
Brother; Wayne Newman of Roanoke, VA
Sister; Mildred Newman Surber of Roanoke, VA
9 Nieces and Nephews and a host of Great Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning April 4th at 10am from the Memorial Baptist Church, Pulaski, VA. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, VA. The Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8pm at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.