OBITUARY

Frank Henry Newbern Jr.

November 2, 1934July 6, 2018

Frank H. Newbern Jr., age 83 of Goodlettsville, passed away on July 6, 2018 at Centennial Hospital. He was born on November 2, 1934 in Nashville to the late Frank and Lucille Newbern. Frank retired from Baird-Ward Printing Company after 40 years of service as a Pressman. He was a true man of God that loved and served the Lord. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by newborn son, Joe Keith Newbern; and brother & sister-in-law, Charles and Judy Newbern. Surviving family includes wife of 61 years, Anne Louise Newbern; sons, Frank T. Newbern (Gina) and John Michael Newbern; granddaughter, Teri Lyn Smallwood; grandson, Dylan Newbern; great-grandson, Tyler Smallwood; sister, Mary Ann Boner (Tommy); sister-in-law, Barbara Ann Miller. Frank fished the waters of Old Hickory Lake at Cedar Creek for many years. This was a man who was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be conducted in Mount Olivet Cemetery on Monday, July 9 at 3:00pm with Rev. Tim Harden officiating. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, July 9 from 1:00 until time of the service.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Frank Henry Newbern Jr.

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Wade and Scarlett Coffman

July 15, 2018

We loved Bubba .... loved having him as a member at Faith Church. He was such an asset in the choir, his generosity at fish fries. He was a great man and he will be missed

Doddie & Betty Mitchell

July 10, 2018

I am so sorry we missed seeing Bubba's obituary until today. We have so many fond memories of him and the Newburn & Boner families. He was a very caring, precious man. We are sending our love and prayers to Louise, Mary Ann and family.

Kim Byrd Lance

July 10, 2018

Yesterday was very sad for the Newbern family and friends saying goodbye to Frank. The Newberns Frank, Louise, Terry, and Mike lived across the street from my family and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Newbern lived next door. Mrs. Newbern kept children.

It was so good seeing childhood friends yesterday and to talk about our childhood. My Mom, Patricia Byrd passed away 3 years ago and my Dad finally decided to sell. When I am in Donelson I drive down our street and remember all the times we rode or crashed our bikes. The great times of sledding down Cliffdale. The fish fries, hide and go seek, football, and kickball.

Our neighborhood was small, only two streets but as children we sure had a great one!

Kim Byrd Lance

Teresa Gulledge

July 9, 2018

Louise and Mike,
I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Newbern's passing. I worked with both Louise and Mike at the Lee Company on Elm Hill Pk. for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through this very difficult time.


Teresa Gulledge

Debbie Newbern

July 9, 2018

Frank was a sweet man . I was around him 20 years of my life while I was married to his son. Yes, he loved to fish. I have ate a many fish he has caught. He loved his garden and would always say he was going to make it smaller but for some reason every year it wasn't much smaller. I will always remember his kindness. My prayers are with all of his remaining family and I pray that God gives them strength to make it through a very sad time in their lives.

Sincerely,
Debbie Newbern

Teri Byrd Sullivan

July 7, 2018

I grew up across the street (literally) from the Newberns in the 1960's and 1970's - Frank, Louise, Terry and Mike on Crestwood Drive (behind Donelson Plaza). The parking lot was our playground as was the deadend street. Terry was my age and Mike was my sister Kim's age. Those were the best of times and I still hold very dearly those cherished childhood memories. I specifically remember Frank (aka Mr. Newbern to us kids)…always having a big garden in the backyard and his love of fishing. I always looked forward to his fried fish and hushpuppies. Am so sad to hear of his passing and my thoughts are with the family during this difficult time of loss. With my deepest sympathy...Teri Byrd Sullivan

FROM THE FAMILY