Don Newsome, 80, resident of Alvarado, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 in Burleson, surrounded by his loving family. Don was born January 2, 1940 in Mount Vernon, Texas the son of Edith Elaine Tedford Newsome and William Ernest Newsome. He graduated from Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth and served in the US Army. While in the Army he married Kathleen Angela Hudlow November 26, 1960 in Pasco, Washington. Don and his wife started Boulevard Baptist Church in Burleson in 1967. Later they started Central Baptist Church in Alvarado in 1994. He received his Doctorate in Divinity from Dr. Jim Vineyard at Oklahoma Baptist. Don was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law, Truitt Suhl, and sister, Ruth Mushrush. Those left to cherish his memory: His loving wife of 59 years, Kathleen Newsome of Alvarado; son, Tom L Newsome and wife Ginger of Alvarado; daughters, Carrie A Kaighen and husband Danof Connecticut; Mary Kay Newsome of Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brothers, J D Newsome of Colorado and Lynn Newsome and wife Kate of Fort Worth; sister, Margaret Wortman of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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