Wayne Lewis Newman, Sr.


Visitation Details

Service Details
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Bordwine Funeral Home Bordwine Funeral Home
203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, Tn 37331 203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, TN 37331
Interment Green Hill Cemetery
Thursday, May 10, 2018 11:00 AM











Wayne Lewis Newman, Sr., passed away at his residence in Etowah on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 84. He was born February 5, 1934 to Lewis and Effie (Barnett) Newman in Etowah, Tennessee.  He, along with his parents and sister Peggy, moved to Maryville about 1944.  He played football at and graduated from Everett High School, where he was voted Most Talented and Mr. Hilltopper by his senior class. He went on to play football for Maryville College before joining the Army after his junior year. He served 2 years in the military, serving in Korea at the end of the Korean conflict. After his stint in the military he got his bachelor’s in Accounting from UT-Knoxville and married Lynn Rule from Maryville. They settled in Etowah when Wayne got a job as an environmentalist with the McMinn County Health Department, from which he retired after 30 years.


He was an avid fisherman and was a member of the BassMasters club for many years; a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Etowah and loved to play the piano (for family), watch football (especially the Vols) and fishing.


He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Lynn (Rule) Newman; four children, Wayne Lewis Newman Jr. (Louie), daughter Helen and her husband Thomas Mullins, son, Hearl Newman and his wife Amy, and daughter Kathy Newman; 3 grandchildren, William (BJ) Mullins & his wife Danielle, Michelle and her husband Jonathan Parrott, and Arti Mullins and her fiancé J.J. Thompson; 2 great-grandchildren,  Archer Mullins (son of William Mullins) and Kaylee Parrott (daughter of Michelle Parrott).


He is preceeded in death by his brother, Tony Newman; his parents, Lewis and Effie Newman; his sister, Peggy Ownsby; a niece, Aileen Ownsby; and a daughter-in-law, Carol Newman.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 9th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah with the Funeral Service beginning at 8:00 PM in the Chapel with the Rev. Jason Humbert officiating.  Family and friends are asked to assemble Thursday morning, May 10th at Greenhill Cemetery for the 11:00 AM graveside service. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers you may make a donation to St. Paul’s UMC in his memory, address: PO Box 581, Etowah, TN 37331.


Pallbearers will be Hearl Newman, Louie Newman, Thomas Mullins, Will Mullins, J. J. Thompson, and Jonathan Parrott.




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  1. Dianne Martin May 10, 2018

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for all.

  2. Louise Duckworth May 9, 2018

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Newman’s passing. I will remember all the family in my prayers for comfort, strength, and peace.

  3. Nancy Anderson Dalton May 8, 2018

    Helen, My prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Love you!

  4. Anita Wahlbon Pazourek May 8, 2018

    Dear Lynn & family , I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s death . I enjoyed working with him at McMinn Co. Health Dept. for several years ; he was always so friendly & always had a smile for everyone . Having worked with you at Monroe Co. Health Dept. for 11 years , my friend, I’m deeply saddened for you & your family. May God bless you & give you comfort in the days & years ahead .

  5. Jackie McClary May 7, 2018

    Dear Louie and family, my condolences on the death of your father. It is so hard to accept death even though it is a natural part of life. Jacklynn McClary

  6. Perry Duncan and the Duncan family May 7, 2018

    Louie, Helen, and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that we are holding your mom, you, and all your family in prayer as you grieve the loss of your dad. May you be surrounded with love and support during this difficult and sad time and may you always be surrounded by loving reminders of your dad and the good times you enjoyed. Peace and blessings be upon your family. Love, Perry and Teresa Duncan

  7. Beulah Rule May 7, 2018

    Lynn, so very sorry about Wayne. Hugs , prayers and love, Always, Beulah

  8. Amy Triplett May 7, 2018

    So sorry to hear this…. Praying for you all! Your Dad was sweet gentle giant…..


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