Edward E. Newman, 66, of Terre Haute, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 1:11 a.m., in his home with his family around him. Edward was born April 15, 1946, to John Newman and Classo Allen Newman. He was employed by Midland Glass for 17 years. He retired from Tredegar after 25 years of services. He was past master of Humbolt Lodge 42 Free & Accepted Masons. He also was a 16-year member of the Wabash Valley Pottery and Bottle Club, serving as both president and secretary.
Edward is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy McCluskey Newman. They were married May 1, 1965. He also is survived by three daughters, Yvonne Reed and husband Danny, Jannie Sebring and husband Mike, all of Terre Haute, and Carmen Smith and husband Kevin of Brazil; one son, Edward Newman Jr. and wife Kathy of Terre Haute; two brothers, John Newman and wife Mary of Terre Haute, and James Newman and wife Jeanne, of Michigan; one sister, Judith Newman-Brown of Marshall; and a very special friend, Larry Grindle. Edward also is survived by seven grandsons, four granddaughters, one great-grandson, and one great-granddaughter, Stephanie Julbert (Jermey), Danny Lee Reed, Sara Rae Sebring, Dacoda Watson, Kevin Smith, Jr., Kody Smith, Cloey Smith, Edward Newman III, Ethan Newman, Cassie Smith, Kaleb Newman, Dylan Julbert, and Abigail Julbert; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are 1 p.m. today at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., with visitation from 11 a.m. until service time. Humbolt Lodge 42 will be conducting Masonic services at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Ron Glasscock will be officiating; burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Newman and family would like to thank 2E Union Hospital, VistaCare, and Lincare for the excellent care provided. Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life after the service at Kerman Grotto, 400 W. U.S. Hwy 40, West Terre Haute. Online condolences may be made at: www.greinerfuneralhome.com