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Robert E. (Gene) Newcomb, 81, Taylor Co. KY/Marion Co. native (1936-2017)

He was a member of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent until 1990, when he began his membership at Campbellsville Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon. He was a supervisor at Fruit of the Loom where he worked for 42 years. He was the widower of Genevieve Morris, his wife of 42 years. He leaves eight direct living descendants.
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BR> Robert E. "Gene" Newcomb, 81, of Campbellsville, KY, died Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Campbellsville.

Funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Dr. James E. Jones. Burial will be in Mt. Gilboa Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Tuesday, July 18, 2017.


Robert E. (Gene) Newcomb, 81, Taylor Co. KY/Marion Co., KY native (1936-2017)

Robert E. "Gene" Newcomb was the son of the late Pat Newcomb & Viola Sapp Newcomb. He was born February 9, 1936, in Marion County, KY. He died Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 81 years, five months, and six days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church until 1990 when he began his membership at Campbellsville Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon.

Robert was a supervisor at Fruit of the Loom where he worked for 42 years.

He united in marriage to Genevieve Morris on August 13, 1956. She preceded him in death October 29, 2005.

He is survived by:
  • One son and two daughters: Danny Newcomb and wife, Lorie of Marysville, Ohio; Lisa Newcomb of Norwood, MA; and Cheryl Williams of Campbellsville, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Lindsay Wayne and husband, David and Ryan Williams and wife, Nicki of Campbellsville, KY; Alaina Zarbeck and husband, Matthew of Orlando, Florida; and Kelsey Hunt of Norwood, MA

  • One great-grandson: Luke Wayne of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two sisters and four brothers: Johnny Newcomb and wife, Bridget Mae, L.C. Newcomb and wife, Aileen of Louisville, KY; Jerry Newcomb of Finley, Cathleen Raffety and husband, Fred, and Sue Yates and husband, Jody, all of Campbellsville, KY; and Bill Newcomb of Leitchfield, KY

  • One sister-in-law: Lottie Newcomb of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends, including special caregivers: Mary Sluder and Mary Bright
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Randall Newcomb, Jim Newcomb, Joe Newcomb and Geary Newcomb; one son-in-law, Larry E. Williams.

Send condolences to the family of Robert. E. "Gene" Newcomb

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Gideon Bibles or The Campbellsville Child Development Center and may be made at the funeral home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Robert E. (Gene) Newcomb, 81, Taylor Co. KY/Marion Co. native (1936-2017)



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