James R. Newman
James “Jim” Robert Newman, 83, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past four years, formerly of KS, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Cape Coral. He was born October 29, 1933 in Kirksville, MO to John and Lois Newman, now deceased.
Jim was a loyal member of the Masons, for the past 49 years, serving in three different lodges in various officer chairs. He was proud of the fact he served as Master for Delaware Lodge in Kansas City, Kansas. Jim’s work history included being a high school administrator for 37 years, being a police officer and finally working as a court bailiff before retiring. He was also an avid motorcyclist and loved riding his Honda GoldWing Trike in the Shrine parades and taking motorcycle trips with his fellow members of the Shrine. Although we cannot fill the void that he has left, we will proudly remember this good man with much love and affection.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Delores Newman of Cape Coral; five loving children, Patrick Newman (Cindy) of Mexico, MO, Deborah Newman of Olathe, KS, Sarah Newman of Shawnee, KS, Kevin Newman (Julie) of Oskaloosa, KS, and Mary Elizabeth Newman of Shawnee, KS; two loving stepdaughters, Vanessa Miller (Mark) of Cape Coral and Kristina Gause of Kyoto, Japan; 14 grandchildren; as well as several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Jim was preceded in death by his four siblings.
Masonic Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Wyandotte Lodge #3, 2835 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66109.
Memorial Contributions in memory of James “Jim” Robert Newman are suggested to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found atwww.MullinsMemorial.com
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.