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William Dortch Newberry

6 July, 193118 September, 2021
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William “Bill” D. Newberry 90, of New Bern, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

Bill was born in Lenoir County, the son of Sam H. Newberry and Cynthia Askew Newberry. The family moved to New Bern in 1949. Bill graduated from New Bern High School, then joined the Air Force and proudly served his country during the Korean War. Bill graduated from Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, NC in 1961 and began teaching at Swansboro High School. He also taught adult edcation courses in Craven and Onslow Counties. In 1966 Bill became the coordinator of the Programmed Learning Laboratory at Craven Community College. He retired from Neuse Center in 2000 where he worked as the business manager for over 25 years. Bill will be fondly remembered as a gracious and kindhearted Southern gentleman. He enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with family.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Susanne Armstrong Newberry, brother, Sam H. Newberry Jr., sister, Mary Alice Price, and great nephew Sam H. Newberry IV.

He was a wonderful husband, kind and devoted father and will be greatly missed by those that loved him. Bill is survived by his daughter Susan Newberry of New Bern, brother-in-law Brian Armstrong and wife Gloria of Raleigh and many cherished and beloved nieces and nephews, Tom (Ashleigh) Armstong and Kevin (Rebecca) Armstrong of Raleigh, Brian (Lisa) Newberry of Ohio, Lesa Newberry of New Mexico, Sam (Sondra) Newberry III of Georgia, Allen Newberry of Georgia, Steve and Gayle Price of Texas along with many close relatives and dear friends.

Bill belonged to Grace Anglican Church, and was a long time member of the New Bern Elks Lodge #764 and a past member of New Bern Lions Club.

The family will receive friends Friday, September 24, 2021 at Cotten Funeral Home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Lakeside Chapel Pavilion at Greenleaf Memorial Park at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s honor may be made to Grace Anglican Church, 3407 Red Fox Rd, New Bern, NC 28562.

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 24 September , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, 25 September , 2021

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Grover H Armistead II

26 September 2021

May God comfort the family at this hour of need. Bill was my neighbor and friend.

Jim Russo

22 September 2021

Dear Susan,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was an extraordinarily kind and good soul whom will be missed by everyone with whom he had contact. I will certainly miss him.

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

With warmest regards,
Jim

Sadie Everington

21 September 2021

I worked with Bill for 15 years at Neuse Center. He was a wonderful co-worker and friend. He was really missed after he retired! So sorry for your loss Susan!

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