Robert "Bob" Lynn Newcomb

November 6, 1944 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Newcomb Obituary

Robert (Bob) Lynn Newcomb, age 79, of Bassett, Virginia, previously from Danville, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Moses Cone Hospital.

Mr. Newcomb was born on November 6, 1944 in Halifax, Virginia. He was the son of the late Arthur Briggs Newcomb and Hallie Ferguson Newcomb.

Mr. Newcomb was an Army Private, completing his basic training in Fort Campbell, KY. There he earned the highest mark a soldier could achieve in his rifle qualification test, firing expert with M-14 rifle. He started his career as a Trooper for the Virginia State Police. Mr. Newcomb later became a Coordinator for Virginia Highway Safety Division, and finally retiring as a Truck Driver where he worked for various companies. He also was a 32nd degree Master Mason.

Mr. Newcomb was of Baptist Faith and attended Fort Trial Baptist Church in Bassett, VA.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Stone Newcomb. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter Michele Lakey (Richie) of Yanceyville, NC, his grandchildren; Zachary Lakey

(Emily),Tyler Lakey (Jewel) and great-grandchildren; Cameron, Waylon and River Lakey, his son Jeffrey Newcomb (Barbara) of Blairs, VA, his grandchildren; Haley Ann Newcomb and Coy Briggs Newcomb, his daughter Stephanie Ausherman (Ricky) of York, SC, his grandchildren; Andrew B. Penley, Matthew R Penley (Brooke), Justin Ausherman (Amber), and Amanda Ausherman, and great grandchildren, Carter L. Ausherman, and Kasen A. Dinger and Stepson Greg Johnson (Deanna) of Bassett, VA., his step-grandchildren; Greg Johnson Jr, Kimber and Tesha. Mr. Newcomb is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins that he loved dearly.

One of his greatest joys was to be called "Grandfather". He was truly blessed.

Mr. Newcomb was predeceased by his siblings, Arthur (Sonny) Newcomb, Virginia Taylor, Barbara Wells, Sarah Yeatts, Marie Taylor, and Eunice Newcomb.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Barker's Funeral Home located at 2025 North Main Street, Danville, VA, with Pastor Tony Beach officiating.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to Bassett Rescue Squad, 1950 Riverside Drive, Bassett, VA 24055.

I would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC for the care they gave to our father and the concern and kindness they showed to our family during this most difficult time.

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Memorial Service
February 10, 2024

2:00 PM
Barker Funeral Home
2025 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540


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