Harry LeRoy Newmyer Jr., 82, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Lakeview.
Harry was born in Del Norte, Colo. to Harry and Edith (King) Newmyer on Sept. 12, 1938. Harry was the oldest of 11 children. He was a lot of help to his mama with the younger children as time went by. He always loved being part of a large family.
A year or so after Harry graduated from high school he enlisted in the Army. After he left the Army, he got a job with the Forest Department. That is when he found out about Oregon and decided that’s where he wanted to live. It took him several years of traveling around from place to place, but he finally got his chance to make Oregon his final home.
Harry worked for a car dealership for many years as a detail man. Harry was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lakeview. He was a volunteer with the group of church members that ministered at the prison. He believed whole heartedly in the program. He also took care of the church grounds for many years. Harry loved animals. He fed and watered many of the stray cats that were in his neighborhood.
Harry is preceded in death by: his parents; and sister, Constance Smith.
Harry is survived by: son, James Tucker of Newnan, Ga.; daughter, Ronda Lowery of Hot Springs, Ark.; brother, Ray Newmyer of Hooper, Colo.; sisters, Myrna Nicander of Grantville, Ga., Edith Tucker of Grantville, Ga., Patricia Smith of Murray, Ky., Ethel Vick of Thornton, Colo., Judy Clements of Safford, Ariz, Mary Nicander of El Verano, Calif, and Betty Jones of Clifton, Colo.; granddaughters, Megan Ashbury and Alyssa Newmyer both of Hot Springs, Ark.; and many nephews and nieces.
There will be a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date in the summer. Memorial contributions in Harry’s memory can be made to Oregon Outback Humane Society, PO Box 206, Lakeview, OR 97630.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is overseeing the arrangements. Condolences may be expresses or the guest book signed online at www.desertrosefuneralchapel.com.