Jesse James Newberry, Jr., 71, of New Athens, IL, born July 28, 1943 in Collinsville, IL, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his home. Mr. Newberry honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a coal miner and member of the UMWA.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; Jesse James and Isabel Marie, nee Burgess, Newberry, Sr., and 1 sister, Betty Jean Kimbrel.
Surviving Mr. Newberry are his 3 daughters; Penny (Pete) Praia of Sherman, IL, Kari (John) Molohon of Riverton, IL and Keli (John John) Fulgenzi of Chatham, IL, 2 sisters; Barbara Ann Schultze and Carolyn Sue Balentine, both of Collinsville, IL, 7 grandchildren; PJ, Nick, Jocelyn, Austin, Sara, Max and Nico, and 2 great grandchildren; Giovani and Izzabela and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by dear friends Karen and Vince Boden and family.
In lieu of flowers, Jesse’s wishes were for donations to be made to Celtic Hospice.
Visitation: Friends may call at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Memorial services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.