Robert "Bob" Newcomb
  • 82 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 29, 1932
  • Date of passing: Mar 3, 2015
Let the memory of Bob be with us forever

Robert “Bob” Newcomb, 82, a lifetime resident of Granville County, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, NC.

A native of Granville Co., he was the son of the late Wiley Fleming Newcomb and Mary Elizabeth Humphries. He attended Shady Grove Methodist Church and was a member of First Baptist Church in Creedmoor. He was the Wagon Master of the Granville Co. Relay for Life Trail Ride.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 Pm Friday, March 6, 2015 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by Rev. Eddie Mauldin. Burial will be in Granville Memorial Park in Oxford, NC.

Surviving are two daughters, Tammy N. Briggs and Kathy Newcomb-Clark both of Oxford, three sons, Wayne Newcomb (Lisa), Ricky L. Newcomb (Connie), and Charlie Bryan Newcomb all of Oxford, a sister, Alice Faye Land of Oxford, a brother, Lewis Newcomb (Mildred) of Durham, granddaughters, Angela, Elizabeth, Victoria and Brittany, grandsons, Frankie, Chris, Rob, Dexter, Brent and Austin, great-grandsons, Rusty and Bradyn and a special friend Helen Watkins Yancey . He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Goss Newcomb, his daughter, Helen Newcomb Watkins, a sister, Florence N. Farmer and brothers, Wiley Junior Newcomb, Edward L. Newcomb, and Jerry Newcomb, and a great grandson , Justice Duke.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 6th, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM prior to the service at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Elizabeth Oakley on 1st April 2015

"The Newcomb Family still thinking and praying for you. Remember he is in Heaven looking down and waiting on each of you when God brings the Family back together. May you all have peace at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Brenda Brogden on 10th March 2015

"Kathy, so sorry to hear about your Dad.  I know you have many special memories to hold on to.  Keeping you and the family in my prayers."

This tribute was added by Denise Bowling on 8th March 2015

"To the Newcomb Family,  I am saddened to hear of the loss of "Bob".  He was such a wonderful man who shared his talents and love of horses with those around him.  I have your family in my thoughts and prayers.  Denise Bowling"

This tribute was added by Rebecca Dillard on 6th March 2015

"The memories that we have of Bob with Bro Bragg will last a lifetime. Never was there such men that took all of us into their arms and treated us all like family!  Bob always shared his love for horses with us and I will always treasure those memories of trail rides around home and in the mountains.  He will be greatly miss!  Our prayers are with you all. Love, Rebecca and Lance Dillard & Morgan"

This tribute was added by Sylvia/Frank Griffin on 5th March 2015

"To all of the Newcomb family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are happy to have known Bob and will remember him with pleasant thoughts.  Peace be with all of you."

This tribute was added by Teresa Dezern on 5th March 2015

"Chris, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather an I know you will miss him dearly. Keep his memory alive an close to your heart an he will always be alive. I'm here if there's anything I can do for you."

This tribute was added by deborah keith on 5th March 2015

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this time. May you all live at peace with the memories you have of Bob. God Bless each of you. Deborah K. Keith & Family"

This tribute was added by Donna Currin on 5th March 2015

"Wayne, Kathy, Tammy and Bryant, please accept sympathy from all of Seby's children for your loss of your Daddy. He's in heaven now, slapping my Daddy and Brooks on the back, trading stories and with Elizabeth."

This tribute was added by Ray Dean on 5th March 2015

"Helen Yancey,  sorry to know that you have loss a very special friend.  Having a friend like Bob is one in a million.  He was special to a lot of us as well.  Thank you from all of us for being a friend to him and for all the support over the years that you have shown.  We are so grateful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time, Ray"

This tribute was added by Pat & Tom Weaver on 4th March 2015

"Wayne & Lisa  Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy & condolences"

This tribute was added by Joseph Frey on 4th March 2015

"May peace be with you during this difficult time.  My thoughts and prayers are with you!"

This tribute was added by Dorothy Watson on 3rd March 2015

"Kathy, so sorry about your dad.  Wayne and I are thinking about you.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Christy Oneal on 3rd March 2015

"So sorry to hear of the passing of bob. My family sure thought alot of him. Now he's with his love ones up in heaven and with my daddy Benny husketh telling tobacco stories. Prayers and love to each and everyone of you during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Ann Skipwith on 3rd March 2015

"So sorry to hear about Bob. Hope everyone is doing ok. Thinking about all of you. Ann"


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