James Arlen Newman, age 79, of 35765 Deersville Road, Cadiz, died at 4:55 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia.
He was born August 21, 1940 in Liberty, Indiana to the late Kenneth Newman and Mildred Gott Newman.
James went to school in West Milton, Ohio and graduated in 1958 from Pleasant Hill High School in Ohio. He spent three years in the United States Army but made his living working as an independent contractor in all types of construction around the country, mainly in the Midwest.
He was married to Lola Irene Newman for 38 years before her passing on January 8, 2016.
He is survived by a son, Todd A. Newman and his wife Karrie R. Newman of Glenwood, Iowa; three grandchildren: Kyle Newman of Omaha, Nebraska, Heather Wilson of Glenwood, Iowa, and Cody Newman of Atlantic, Iowa; two great-grandchildren: Bret Wilson and Aubrey Wilson; three sisters: Jan Unger of Palm Coast, Florida, Naomi Brown of Troy, Ohio, and Ruth Bowman of Troy, Ohio; and two brothers: Gene Newman of Tipp City, Ohio and David Newman of West Virginia.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020 with two hours visitation prior to the service (11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport with Pastor David Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Patterson Union Cemetery, Deersville, Ohio.