Gerald Ray McNew, age 82, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born September 5, 1936 in Ashland, Nebraska to the late Hobert James McNew and the late Blanche Albert McNew. Gerald proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was an Electronic Tech for Bell Helicopter by profession. Gerald was a faithful member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Mena. A favorite hobby of his was putting together model railroads, aircraft models and classic car models. He enjoyed taking care of his dogs, Hope and Buddy who was always by his side. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, brother and friend. Survivors are: Sons: Daniel Ray McNew of The Colony, Texas Timothy Lee McNew of Woodstock, Ohio Philip Alan McNew of Lewisville, Texas Daughters: Kathryn Ann Philpot of Wolfe City, Texas Patricia Lynn Ragan of Denton, Texas Twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren Sister: Rose Marie Bolton of Blair, Nebraska He was preceded in death by his parents Hobert and Blanche McNew, his wife, Jeanette McNew, a daughter, Barbara Barrett, and a brother Hobert J.”Toby” McNew, Jr. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Tim Harper and Brother Townsley officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Family and friends visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Pallbearers will be Stephen McNew, Chris McNew, Matt McNew, Abel Romo, Joshua Roma and Randy Acevedo. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Gerald Ray McNew please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gerald Ray McNew September 5 1936 January 20 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Mena, state: Arkansas