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Who Cowboy Bill Newcomb
What William E. (Cowboy Bill) Newcomb Passes Away at 95
When July 4, 2008
Where Mountain City, TN

William E. "Cowboy Bill" Newcomb, 95, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away Friday, July 4, 2008 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tennessee.

He was a native of Potosí, Missouri. He was the son of the late William Newcomb and Ethel Debois. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Michael Newcomb and one brother Lawrence Newcomb.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mountain City. He was a World War II Veteran, having served in both the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marines, serving aboard both the U.S.S. Mississippi and the U.S.S. Arizona.

He was a former radio star on W.L.S. where he was known and loved as "Cowboy Bill Newcomb". Later in life he worked with Ventura Flood Control in Ventura, California. His hobbies included making jewelry.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Isabella Toler Newcomb of the home; one daughter, Shirli Howell, Sugar Grove, North Carolina; three stepdaughters, Gail Howarth, Ventura, California, Susan Kelenfy, Gainsville, Georgia and Carla Franklin, Johnson City, Tennessee; two sons, William L. Newcomb, Lakeville, Indiana and Patrick Newcomb, Salome, Arizona; one niece, Sandy Richards, Denver, Colorado; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 7, 2008 at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Mountain City with Rev. Ricky Campbell and Rev. Norm Reece officiating.

Graveside service and interment followed in the Sunset Memorial Park.

Online condolences can be sent to this family through our website at www.hux-lipford.com.

Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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