Claude Allen Newby
Tuesday 2nd of June 1931 - Tuesday 26th of November 2019
Claude A Newby, Sr., 88, of Lexington, Kentucky passed away from a long illness on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. He attended Miller School in Valley View, KY and Madison Central High in Richmond, Kentucky. After high school he joined US Air Force and spent most of his 3 1/2 years in Germany.
After his military service, he returned to Kentucky and worked as a Glazier Apprentice at PPG in Louisville, Kentucky. He then worked for Stanley Shultz, Fayette Glass, Walmac Glass, and Happy the Glass Man. At the age of 52 he pursued his life-long dream of being in business for himself and became part owner of Newby’s Economy Glass Service, Inc. with his son Michael.
Claude was an avid crappie fisherman, fishing mostly at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley and Weiss Lake in Alabama. After retiring at 62, he wintered in Lake Wales, Florida where he fished Crooked Lake.
As far as he was concerned, his greatest achievement being a longtime member of the AA Token Club and being sober for 45 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Lida Newby of Lexington, sons Claude Allen Jr., Michael (Kim) of Paris, Scott (Angela) of Georgetown, and daughter Debbie of Cadiz, two stepchildren; Malcolm Stallons of Lexington and Beverly (Dean) Pena of Lufkin, Texas, two sisters; Ruth Hall of Lexington and Lee Peters of Carlisle and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There will be a funeral service at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Milward-Southland Dr. in Lexington, Kentucky. Dean Scott will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Richmond Cemetery in Richmond, Kentucky.
My wonderful Uncle has joined his parents, Oscar Taylor and Jesse Tudor Newby in Heaven. He is also joining his beloved sisters, Elizabeth Newby Saylor, Kathleen Newby Kearns, Marilyn Newby Mcalister, Ellen Newby Garrison, and Shirley Newby Wilder. He will be remembered by many who He helped break their addiction to alcohol! Fly high dear CA!
My dear friend's life finally came full circle and his soul has returned to the source from whence it came. I, and the club, will sorely miss his wise counsel
So blessed to be a member of this family since 1983 & to get to know the Newby girls’ “Brother” - Uncle Claude was definitely a bright spark in this wonderful family. Thankful to know that he is in heaven with many other loved ones & that we will see him again. Love & hugs & prayers for everyone during this time of sorrow and adjustment. Xoxoxoxo