Wendell Newhouse

June 26, 1955 - July 4, 2024
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Greer
1301 Boiling Springs Road
Greer, SC 29650
864-416-1725 | Map
Saturday 7/13, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Greer
1301 Boiling Springs Road
Greer, SC 29650
864-416-1725 | Map
Saturday 7/13, 2:00 pm

Wendell Newhouse, 69, husband of Denise Newhouse, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2024. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late William and Nola Starnes Newhouse. Mr. Newhouse was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In addition to his wife, left to cherish Wendell’s memory areContinue Reading

Mark & Vicki Witbeck left a message on July 16, 2024:
In memory of Wendell Newhouse, Mark & Vicki Witbeck lit a candle
Beki and Gary Graham left a message on July 14, 2024:
Dear Denise and family, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Wendell. I remember y'all being so young and getting married because y'all were so much in love. If I remember correctly, y'all eloped! What a sweet history and legacy of love! We were on our way into Costco and Donna Barnhurst (don't know her new name) was on her way out and told us. We send love, hugs and prayers. Prayers for you and your family for comfort, strength, and knowing you are loved by many on both sides of the veil. Love, Beki and Gary Graham
KARY RICHARDSON left a message on July 14, 2024:
I was responsible for overseeing a church youth basketball program. The season had gone mostly well except for a nagging problem with unsportsmanlike parents. During the championship game, the problem escalated into an irreverent pandemonium of such scale that the local police paid a visit. I felt distraught, frustrated and a failure. The next day, Sunday, our young son was sick so the family stayed home from attending church. A few hours later, Wendell appeared at the door to check up on us, thinking maybe the incident the day before had defeated our faith. Like a loving big brother, Wendell’s show of concern was what I needed. He listened while I vented my frustration and then told me how much he appreciated me. He was the trusted friend I needed at that moment.
J.H. Gibson, II left a message on July 12, 2024:
Prayers of comfort and peace for the family. Wendell was proud of his family and always would ask people about their family, as well. A great spirit who will be missed by so many. I'm proud to have worked closely with him; he was especially helpful to me in the later parts of our careers. Peace & Love.
Rene Brown left a message on July 10, 2024:
I can say that I genuinely love Preside Newhouse and have been very sad about his passing. He was there for me during some of my darkest days. He was a wonderful, humble, uplifting and righteous man who somehow was always there to provide comfort and support when me and my family really needed it. I have known him for over 20 years when he was the Bishop in the Greenville ward. Even though I have not seen him for several years because of his other callings. I somehow felt his love in this world. It’s such a loss and my heart is broken for his family who always shared him generously with so many people. I am just one on the periphery of his life but he held me up and gave faith, support and hope when I needed it most. I am grateful for the plan of salvation that promises that while we are mourning he’s gone, on the other side they are celebrating he is here. It’s only a temporary separation from his family on Earth. I believe and pray they can feel him still, especially while the vale is close. I am praying for you to be comforted as he would do while on Earth
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Laura Armbruster left a message on July 10, 2024:
I will always remember Brother Newhouse as genuinely kind, loving & caring. He was a great example & very faithful. Every time he saw me at church he would make it a point to give me a good side hug & ask how me & my son were doing. I could always tell he truly cared about our well-being. I will miss him & I know he will surely be missed by many more.
Janie Axelson left a message on July 9, 2024:
Wendall and Denise have been long time friends to both Jim and me. When Jim was at the Hospice House they both came and showed their love. Years ago I was downtown walking and talking with someone not paying any attention of my surroundings. I felt a tug on my purse and was just about to kick or hit whomever it was trying to steal my purse when I turned around to see it was Wendall. He was laughing so hard and the men he was with were getting a big kick out of it too. Of course I started laughing and told him he almost got kicked. I have many memories with Wendall because he was a counselor in the Stake Presidency over the youth and I was the Stake YW President. We joked a lot and when we were on the Pioneer Trek I would call him “Pretty Boy” because he would sit and lean up against a tree and stay in a hotel at night. But really I think Wendall had severe back problems and pushed through to attend many activities. He was always forgiving and kind to the youth, he was always on their side. Heavenly Father apparently are needing these good men but it’s hard for us who are left behind. I love the Newhouse Family. 🩷
Bonnie Anderson left a message on July 9, 2024:
He always had a warm smile, handshake, and kind words whenever we met at church. He will be missed but, I'm sure he has work to do where he is now. Love from me and God for all his loved ones.
Leon & Wanda Waddell left a message on July 8, 2024:
Wendall was a wonderful man, leader, and friend. He was an extremely man, and held a high standard. We appreciate his many years of service to our stake and ward. We cherish the memories we made with him. We send our love prayers for peace during this difficult time. Wendell was serving in our stake presidency while I was serving as a counselor in the Simpsonville bishopric. Wendall was presiding over the meeting and I was conducting the meeting. I acknowledged his presence in the meeting by calling him “Wendall C. Scott”. It was quite comical to him, along with the rest of the congregation. I did that more than once, and didn’t even realize it until everyone was laughing. -Leon
Kate Stuart left a message on July 8, 2024:
In memory of Wendell Newhouse, Kate Stuart lit a candle
Wendy Barnes left a message on July 8, 2024:
Recently I chatted with Brother Newhouse about partaking of the sacrament. He listened intently and then his advice echoed the scriptures when he said essentially that preaching the word of God will change hearts better than any other methods. I’m grateful for his friendship.
KD Monteith left a message on July 8, 2024:
Words cannot express my grief at the loss of Wendell. He was one of the greatest, most sincere and humble men I have ever known. He set the bar high for personal integrity, character, spirituality and dedication. His inspiration makes me want to redouble my efforts in all aspects of my life. My personal loss pales in comparison to that of his family. Deepest condolences and prayers during this time for you all.
Kay & Bruce Richards left a message on July 8, 2024:
Our prayers are with all of you May the knowledge that so many people are sending love and prayers be comfort for you Much time has passed since we have been together but the memories are warm in the heart
Moira Hanson left a message on July 8, 2024:
I have known Wendall for many years, I know him from Sportsclub Five Forks. He would always come in with a smile and a wave, We would chat before he went upstairs to take a spin class or play racket ball. He was so warm and friendly and love to joke around with me. He will be greatly missed by all of us that work at the gym.
David Uranga left a message on July 8, 2024:
Every moment spent with this great man was a treasure. I will miss him.My prayers for the family.
Edward C. and Mary E. Miles left a message on July 7, 2024:
Denise, Elizabeth and I will always hold in high regard your special Husband. He was a God-send to many souls, especially in the Laurens, S. C. area. He gave Elizabeth and I special counsel as a members of the Laurens Branch, which has been a blessing to our lives. Know that he is still on his mission...his needed work does not stop at the end of fact, it has just begun...his first order to find a place for the both of you when the time comes, which I assure you, he is looking forward to. Please feel at ease knowing that his worthiness is not in question...just be happy for him that he has made it back home to sit in council with the righteous...waiting patiently on his eternal helpmeet. Brother and Sister Miles
Jeff West left a message on July 7, 2024:
A great man and mentor, He always put Faith and Family first, God had to have a reason to take him this early and we will truley miss him, We are so sorry for the family;s Loss.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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