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Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8701 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK

OBITUARY

Larry Lance Newell

September 13, 1944March 9, 2020
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Larry Lance Newell, of Piedmont, OK, passed away at his home on March 9, 2020. He was born September 13, 1944 in Edmond, OK, to Don Melvin and Edna Katherine Elise Newell. He graduated Southeast High School and even went on to wrestle in college on a scholarship until he joined the Army. Larry joined the Army and served in Vietnam. He was in the Air Calvary before he made Green Beret. He very proudly served his country.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf. Larry was also a fan of both the OSU Cowboys and OKC Thunder. However, none of the above could hold a candle to the joy from which he received from the time he spent with his two grandchildren, Ian and Elise.

Larry retired from OG&E after 30 years where he worked in human resources and SAP Consultant Larry was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Gary.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Newell; son Lance Newell and wife Cristy; grandchildren Ian and Elise; brother Melvin Newell and wife Barbara; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Nelda and Jerry Woodard; nephew Robert Newell & family; nephew Travis Woodard & family; and niece Tarina Woodard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

  • FAMILY

  • Don Melvin Newell, Father (deceased)
  • Edna Katherine Elise Newell, Mother (deceased)
  • Gary Newell, Brother (deceased)
  • Kay Newell, Wife
  • Melvin Newell (Barbara Newell), Brother
  • Lance Newell (Cristy Newell), Son
  • Ian Newell, Grandchild
  • Elise Newell, Grandchild
  • Nelda Woodard (Jerry Woodard), Sister-in-law
  • Robert Newell, Nephew
  • Travis Woodard, Nephew
  • Tarina Woodard, Niece
  • Larry's legacy will forever by cherished by his family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Reception Following Graveside Service Saturday, March 14, 2020

Memories

Larry Lance Newell

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Debra Lantz-Bishop

March 14, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Larry most of the 30 years he worked at OG&E. He was a good man, an honorable man. When he retired I missed his friendship and sense of humor. His memory and his deep love for his family will live on.

Wanda Smith

March 11, 2020

Dear Kay and family,

So sorry to hear about Larry, always enjoyed visiting with him. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Wanda and Kirk Smith
Pawnee Rock, KS

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