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Obituaries > NEWMAN, ROY E.

Roy E. Newman [January 29, 2002] lived most of his life in Oklahoma City, in the same location for 51 years. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Marines, and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received during the war. Roy and his wife, Evelyn, raised three daughters while living here. He instilled in them the values he possessed–honesty, compassion, hard work, patriotism, love, and so many others. Our father never told us how to behave, or what kind of people to be. He just showed us what kind of man he was and made us want to be just like him. He spent most of his life as a roofer; and for many years had thirteen developers who wanted only his services; yet he never advertised. He was known by word of mouth for his skill, hard work, and honesty. Roy Newman was a remarkable man in every way. Everyone he met liked him. As his family members added husbands, they loved him also. He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Evelyn; and is survived by his three daughters, Dora Bailey, Norma Hall, and Diana Young; and by five grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his three brothers, James Lee Smith, Arthur Smith, and Ernest Smith, Jr. We bear our loss, because we must; but our lives will be so much emptier by his death; just as they have been so much fuller and richer because he lived. We are very lucky. (We have been unable to contact everyone whose lives Daddy touched, but we would be honored if all of you could attend his funeral). Services will be in the Chapel, on Saturday, February 2, 2002, at 2:00 p.m., at Resthaven Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Resthaven Funeral Homes S.W., 104th at Walker