Military veteran

Roy Arvil McNew, 90, of Winona, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at his home.

He was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Solo, son of Bert Lee and Hilda Frances Luck McNew. He and Marjorie Louise Williams were married Feb. 9, 1946, in Royal Oak, Mich. Following her death, he married Carol May Tate on April 25, 1998, in Houston.

He attended Houston High School before joining the Army in 1943. He served as a gunner in the artillery during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan.

He was a member of Brown Hill Baptist Church. He was also a member of VFW Post 3009 in Mountain View and Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner.

He loved music, guns, gardening, tinkering, building things with his hands, masonry and collecting. He loved telling stories, especially to his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie; three brothers, Ralph, Archie, and Frank; and a sister, Mildred.

Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; six children, David McNew of Bucyrus, Butch McNew, Darwin McNew and Louise McAfee of Birch Tree, Karen Carson of Union and JoAnn Voyles of Maysville, Ky; a sister, Jessie Dablemont of Bolivar; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.

Services were Thursday, April 4, at Pioneer Baptist Church in Birch Tree with Bro. Robert Gifford officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree under the direction of Yarber Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Ozarks Honor Flight or VFW Post 3009 in Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

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