Thursday, April 16, 2015

In Memoriam: Bill Newman (1939-2015)

Constable Bill Newman
Longtime Wayne Township Constable Bill Newman passed away on April 10.  

The former Marion County Sheriff's Deputy and Chief of the Clermont Police Department was first elected Constable in 2006.  He was reelected in 2010 by just nine votes and again in 2014 by a more comfortable margin.  

I knew Bill only a little, but I haven't heard a bad word uttered about him by anyone.  Anytime I had occasion to talk to him, he was good to me.  On Tuesday, the United Wayne Township Democratic Club honored him with a Moment of Silence at their meeting. 

Constable Newman is survived by his wife, Cheryl, his family, and so many friends on both sides of the aisle.  Many hearts are hurting across the city.  Viewing will be on today at Hope Baptist Church on Girls School Road from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  With a service will follow the viewing.  There will be no graveside service.

My deepest condolences to the Newman family and to Bill's extended family of friends on this tremendous loss.

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