David Eugene Newman, 75, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.
Memorial service is 3:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth with a reception immediately following service.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers please consider The Salvation Army Women’s Service League of Hood County, TX, P.O. Box 5023 Granbury, Texas 76049.
David was born in Fort Smith on May 22, 1943. He graduated from Alma High School in 1961 and the University of Arkansas in 1966 with a degree in electrical engineering. He was a member of Tau Beta Phi National Engineering Society. Upon graduation, David began his 32-year career with Exxon as a communication engineer and eventually lead Exxon’s Global Telecommunications infrastructure. He enjoyed telling about his experiences in Alaska during the Valdez cleanup project. David was a lifelong Amateur Radio Operator (N5DN) and assisted soldiers calling home during the Vietnam War (MARS). He also provided satellite infrastructure to a major news media network during the First Persian Gulf War and post 9/11. He was also active in supporting Homeland Security High Frequency (HF) communications. He was an astronomy enthusiast and enjoyed a great glass of ice tea in a styrofoam cup.
David and his wife, Kay, retired to DeCordova Bend Estates on Lake Granbury in 1998. They are members of Acton United Methodist Church and were active in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 54.
David was preceded in death by his parents, John Perry and Florance Byars Newman.
Survivors: Wife of 53 years, Kathryn Dyer Newman; and two daughters, Karyn Peltier and husband Jeffrey of Fort Worth and Sheryl Peoples and husband Michael of Rockwall; as well as four grandchildren, Lauryn Zay and Mitchell David Peltier and Wyatt Dyer and Whitley Joyce Peoples.