William Howard “Bill” Newby

November 1, 1948 - October 8, 2015

11/01/1948 - 10/08/2015

Past Services

Service
Thursday October 15, 2015
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Memorial

Additional Information:

In lieu of flowers,

memorial donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society

by clicking the Donate link

or by mail to:

American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 22718

Oklahoma City, OK 73123

Chesapeake – William Howard “Bill” Newby, 66, passed October 8, 2015. He was born November 1, 1948 in Norfolk to the late Howard Walbridge & Ilene (Wynne) Newby. Bill graduated from Maury High School in 1966 and proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Newport News Shipyard after many years, where he was known by his friends as “The Doc”. Bill was an avid NY Yankee fan and loved to garden.
Left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Edward (Elizabeth) Newby & John (Gloria) Newby; nephew, Michael (Amy) Newby; and niece, Dr. Meredith Newby (John) Spano.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 15 at 2:00 pm in Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, 23462. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or https://donate.cancer.org/index
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com
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slade blanchard
4 years ago

Bill was a great and true friend, and we shared more than a few adventures. He was gentle, kind, and tolerant of my self-centered, egocentric behavior. I have thought of him often over the years and wish I could have told him how I really felt about him, after I “Grew up.”

SchroeterFamily
6 years ago

May the Peace of Christ be with the Newby family
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill. He was a kind, gentle and had such a dry sense of humor. Simply stated he was a wonderful man with a big heart. Wour thoughts and prayers with your family

SchroeterFamily
6 years ago

May the Peace of Christ be with the Newby family
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill. He was a kind, gentle and had such a dry sense of humor. Simply stated he was a wonderful man with a big heart. Wour thoughts and prayers with your family

Don Taylor
6 years ago

Doc and I worked in the shipyard together for many years and I think on him as a man that always stood tall in his beliefs.He was a good friend to me and I will surely miss him.For the last year he was meeting with me and five other retired friends of his for breakfast at I-hop.First thurday of every month to talk over old times together and having fun with each other,Dr will leave a hole in that but not in our hearts.God bless you! Don

Jack Crider
6 years ago

Billy, and I grew up in Colonoal Place
And as young boys enjoyed friendship
And played football, basketball and loved to fish.He was also a great friend to my late brother Gene. Bill we will miss you and may God rest you with him.
Jack Crider