John Paul Newcomer
December 4, 1933 - August 19, 2021
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
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Visitation
Faith Baptist Church
500 W Lee Rd
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
(864) 322-0700 | Map
Monday 8/23, 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Service
Faith Baptist Church
500 W Lee Rd
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
(864) 322-0700 | Map
Monday 8/23, 10:00 am
Cemetery
Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
New Market, Virginia
Tuesday 8/24, 11:00 am

John Paul Newcomer, 87, husband of Elsie Renalds Newcomer, entered the loving arms of his Savior gently and peacefully on Thursday, August 19, 2021. He was surrounded both physically and virtually by his loving wife, children, and most of his grandchildren. He was the most godly, genuine, kind, and selfless husband and father, and his…

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Ricci M Reichenbach left a message on August 31, 2021:
John was the manager when I was assigned to VDOT IT. He was a wonderful man and great manager. He once told a co-worker that I could do in one day what took others a week to perform. He showed me how to edit and write GW-BASIC code and we produced programs that kept us both busy. He wrote a program that tracked all our purchases and then gave it over to me to keep current. When VITA took over the VDOT inventory a few years later I was informed that we had one of the best and most complete inventories of all the agencies. That was because of John. I always admired him and strived to meet his expectations.
Jean & Bill Jeffries left a message on August 24, 2021:
I remember when John showed up at VDOT and at IBC. Never knew he was so talented and went to UT where I grew up! We always enjoyed John and Elsie's company. John and I had a connection through the Photogrammetric Section, heavily connected to computers where all initial engineering was created through aerial photos. The days of IBM punched cards! I flew the aircraft Always admired John's faith in God and he knew the word very well. With a heavy interest in Physics he will have the answers in Heaven!!! Look forward to being in Heaven. Our condolences to all the family who loved him so, Bill and Jean
Jack R Knapp left a message on August 24, 2021:
He was always such a genuine man with a quick smile. The picture chosen for this page shows him exactly as I remember him, always that quick flash smile. Heaven is sweeter today. He is missed here already.
Thomas Abernethy Jr. left a message on August 24, 2021:
Newcomer Family, God give you grace, peace, and joy. I remember so many nursing home ministry Sundays when you girls did music. I remember so many times at your house on Lynk Lane when we ate homemade food and sang and played music for hours. I remember John's grin and sense of humor. I don't think I knew he majored in math! I am a math teacher! Isn't it wonderful that we will all be together in heaven forever and see John again. Tom Abernethy
Holly Ridgeway left a message on August 22, 2021:
Elsie and family- our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Peace to you as he is resting in the Lords arms now.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sandra Boze left a message on August 22, 2021:
My sincere condolences to John's family. John was a wonderful man. At VDOT, I enjoyed working with and learning from John from 1969 until he retired. What a blessing knowing him was.
Fred & Lori Crump left a message on August 22, 2021:
We are sad to lose John from our Church family and from this mortal life, but we can rejoice that we will see him again in eternity. May the Lord bless your family and give you abundant grace and peace. Fred & Lori Crump
Jeff and Renita Like left a message on August 21, 2021:
In memory of John Paul Newcomer, Jeff and Renita Like lit a candle
Becky Hurst-Franklin left a message on August 21, 2021:
What a wonderful legacy. I only knew Grace and Ruth at Bob Jones, but your Dad is seen in your lives so clearly. What a beautiful tribute and glory to God for His goodness and blessing in your family.
Andrew and Casey Jukkola left a message on August 21, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Newcomers passing, but are rejoicing with the angels in heaven as he walks with his Savior. Mr. Newcomer was such a kind and gracious man. He will not be forgotten. We are praying for all of the family during this difficult time. May God be glorified.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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