William “Will” L. Newsome, 72, Mentone, passed at 5:22 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
He was born on May 12, 1945, in Hihat, Ky. to Perry and Nola (Sword) Newsome.
He drove a feed truck for Cargil, worked for Newsome Building Service as a floor maintenance man and for Rozella Ford Golf Course as a grounds keeper.
He served his country in U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his time on the course.
He was survived by his son, William (Sandra) Newsome, Willard, Ohio; six grandchildren; brother, Cornelius “Whitey” (Judy) Newsome, Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his sons: Edward, Arkie and Trampis; his parents; and six sisters and four brothers.
A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4, at King Memorial Home, Mentone. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Pastor Dean Ealey will officiate. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, where fully graveside military rites will be performed by the Warsaw American Legion Post 49.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.