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Jack R. "Buddy" McNew

August 6, 1933 ~ December 5, 2018 (age 85)

Jack R. “Buddy” McNew


Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Monday December 10, 2018 at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel for Jack R. “Buddy” McNew, age, 85, of Gadsden, who passed away on December 5, 2018.  Brother Curtis Scott will officiate.  Burial will follow at Crestwood Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home and Cemetery is in charge of services.


Jack retired from Gulf States Steel after 39 years.  He was a dedicated Union Member holding numerous positions in his 39 years.  He was a member of McCauley’s United Methodist Church for over 50 Years.  Jack was a devoted husband, daddy, and pawpaw.


He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Joyce Nix McNew; parents: Charles and Luna McNew; sister: Jewel Watson; brothers: Howard, Bill, Roy, and Pete McNew; son-in-law: James Northcutt.


He is survived by his children: Karen (Poodle) Alford, Josh (Brook) McNew, Cindy McNew Northcutt; grandchildren: Jaclyn McNew (Curtis Sims), Nancy (Josh) Fowler, Becky McNew; chosen granddaughter: Jennifer Sims; great grandchildren: Eva and Tyler Fowler; a host of nieces and nephews.


Pallbearers will be Curtis Sims, Dennis Bullock, Brad Aultman, Kenneth Teele, Tom McNew, and Lane McNew.


Honorary pallbearers will be McCauley’s Chapel Church Family.


Special thanks to Kindred Hospice, Lynn Phelps Cline, Larry Cross, Tom McNew, Renea Teele Higdon and Pam Guthrey.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 12 pm to 2 pm.


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