Staff Sgt. Scott R. Newman, 27 of Greenville, North Carolina formerly of Charleston, WV. entered his eternal home Tuesday October 30, 2012 at Greenville, NC.
He served 7 years in the U.S. Marine Corp, joining the Marine Corp during a time of war. He received numerous decorations including; Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Army Achievement Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Certificate of Commendation (4th AWD), Meritorious Mast (3rd Award) and letter of appreciation (2nd AWD).
He is survived by his parents; John and Kim Newman of Charleston, sisters; Lisa Newman of New York City and Mary (Shawn) House of Hempstead, Texas, brother; Daniel (Emily) Newman of Greenville, South Carolina, grandfather; Paul Kiihn of Amarillo, Texas, nephews; Thomas and Kenneth House and several other family members and friends.
Service will be 1:00 PM Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Cross Lanes Bible Church, 5442 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes, WV, with Pastor Dave Buckley officiating. Burial will follow at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, WV.
Family and friends will gather from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be made in honor of Staff Sgt. Scott R. Newman to Suicide Prevention International 1045 Park Ave. Suite 3 C, New York, NY 10028 or their Pay Pal Link at http://www.suicidepreventioninitiatives.org/2011/08/suicide-prevention-international.html?m=0 and click on the donate tab under Reducing Suicide Among Veterans.