William W. “Bill” Newell, 98, husband of Vivian Knight Newell, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
The relatives and friends of William Newell are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 1:00 PM, Monday, October 11, 2021, at the graveside, Summerville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Knightsville United Methodist Church, 1505 Central Ave., Summerville, SC 29483.
Bill was born in Ross County, Ohio, on March 28, 1923. He was the son of Edward Franklin Newell and Sarah Beechler Newell. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy during WWII aboard the USS Lanier in the South Pacific. On September 2, 1945, Bill witnessed the official surrender of Japan in Tokyo Bay through his Captain’s binoculars. He was a member of Knightsville United Methodist Church and the Sue Knight Sunday school class and also served many years as the chairman of trustees.
Bill is survived by his wife of 32 years, Vivian Knight Newell; his children, Martha Wilson (John), Marian Yarus (Greg), Marlin Newell, Gary Newell (Teresa) and Dan Newell; his grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as Vivian’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Dale and Herman; his sister, Mary, as well as the mother of his children, Kathleen Mahoney.
Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. www.parksfuneralhome.com.
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