Volusia Memorial Funeral Home

4815 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, FL


Ernest Reams Newcomb

December 9, 1944March 13, 2020

Ernest Reams Newcomb, 75, of Daytona Beach, FL, passed away on March 13, 2020. He was born on Dec 9, 1944 in Clover, VA to Maynard and Hannah Newcomb, who later divorced. Ernest was a member of Tomoka Christian Church and the Volusia County Gator Club. He is a Veteran of the United States Army, having also served as part of the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. He also helped mentor future aviation professionals through seminars and on an individual basis. Ernest is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Teresa Newcomb and his beloved daughter, Jennifer Newcomb. He also leaves behind his siblings, Vivian Lawson (Norman), Donnie Newcomb (Jean) and step-mother, Zelda Guill (John) and nieces and nephews. He joins his parents and brother, Kent (Kay), in Heaven. Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date once gatherings are able to take place. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts made in memory of Ernest be designated for the Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville Pulmonary Department in honor of Dr. Augustus Lee at www.philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donatemc. To share memories or leave condolences for the family, please visit www.VolusiaMemorialFuneral.com.


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Carole McCann

March 28, 2020

Cliff and I are so sorry for your loss, Teresa. Ernie was a great man and such a joy to work with for so many years. Our thoughts are with you.

Dr. James Greene

March 24, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss Teresa and I pray for the peaceful repose of your husbands soul. "Blessed are those who mourn..." I give you my peace - Len

Rhonda and Jay Gould

March 22, 2020

I will miss uncle Reams very much. We send our love and prayers to Teresa and Jennifer. He was a good man and my dad loved his younger brother very much. I know there is a wonderful family reunion going on in Heaven.

Patty Nasella

March 22, 2020

Tom and I are so sorry for your loss, Teresa. Ernie was a lot of fun and I sure enjoyed knowing and working with him.

Connie Hynes

March 17, 2020

What a wonderful man. He was so accomplished but so down to earth. He and my husband put an entire plane together, and flew together on its first test flight at Spruce Creek.

He was always happy and smiling. Fun to have lunch with and my husband thought the world of him and his knowledge of planes. Dennis died March 13, 2009 so I am happy they can be buddies again.

Tara Kranz

March 16, 2020

Dick and I were so saddened to hear of Ernie’s passing.
Ernie was such a sweet, sweet man and he’ll be missed.
Our thoughts are with you, Theresa.