Louis Ray Newcomb Sr, 90, formerly of Spruce St, Westernport, and most recently of the Oakland Nursing and Rehab Center, passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 at the nursing center.
Born March 25, 1923 in Westernport, he was the son of the late Newton Ray and Ella (Wilson) Newcomb. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise Moorehead, and a brother, John Newcomb.
Louis was a United States Army Veteran, having served his country during World War II and the Korean War, along with serving in the Army Reserves for many years to follow. He was the well known owner of Newcomb’s Lunch Counter and Pool Hall on the corner of Washington and Main St, Westernport, which was eventually moved to Main St in later years. After retirement he participated in walking and running events throughout the tri-state area. He enjoyed recording and listening to music and going to the horse races with his friends. Louis was a lifetime member of Victory Post #155 American Legion, Westernport, having served in various offices. He was active with traveling to legion conventions in Maryland and all over the United States. His life was his family, work and the American Legion.
He leaves behind his wife, Shirley (Harrison) Newcomb of the Oakland Nursing and Rehab Center, three sons, Louis Newcomb Jr. and wife Glenda, Gary Newcomb and wife Beth, and Stephen Newcomb and wife Cheryl, all of Oakland. He is also survived by a sister, Betty Dick of Frostburg, six grandchildren, Carrie Hordubay of Oakland, Matthew Newcomb of Oakland, Aaron Newcomb of Oakland, Lauren Lechmaier of San Francisco, CA, Autumn Newcomb of Oakland, and Hannah Newcomb of Oakland, and eight great grandchildren, all of Oakland.
Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Thursday, August 15th from 11 AM to 1 PM. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Andrew Agnew officiating.
Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser, WV, with military honors accorded at graveside.