Dennis Lee Newman, 59, of Lynchburg died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Lynchburg General Hospital with his family around him.

Born in Lynchburg, Dennis was the son of Aubrey Newman and the late Thelma Goodman Newman.

In addition to his father, Dennis is also survived by his former wife, Lisa Newman; three sons, Daniel Garrett Newman, Andrew Joseph Newman and Brian Christopher Newman; and a sister, Bonnie Newman Chichka and her husband, Steven.

One of the past times Dennis enjoyed was watching Turner Classic\”™s with his sons when they were all home together. He also enjoyed fishing and playing golf. He was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Heritage United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Will Montgomery and Rev. Megan Saucier.

The family will receive friends at the church after the memorial service.

The family request memorial contributions to be made to Heritage United Methodist Church. 582 Leesville Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg (434-237-9424) is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent by visiting: tharpfuneralhome.com.

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Thursday, 19 June 2014

    I just heard about Dennis passing away. I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis was a great person. I loved seeing him in the jewerly store all the time. He actually designed a my wedding ring I am wearing. I will always remember him for that. His son Andrew went to preschool with my oldest daughter so I have known Dennis for a long time. I wish I heard when this happened I would have come to the funeral. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. He will be truly missed but I know he is in a happy and better place now.

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    I have just learned of Dennis’ passing. I hadn’t seen him in a while but when we spoke he was always upbeat and smiling. I know he will be missed by all. He was a true gentleman. He loved his work. I’m saddened for Aubrey, his dad and his children. My heart goes out to all of them. There are no words except to say I’m so sorry for your loss. Be at peace Dennis as you will be missed.
    Pauline Goodman, friend of the family.

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Tuesday, 04 March 2014

    I was saddened to learn of Dennis passing. He was a real “Gem” and we always seemed to have a laugh or chuckle during our conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with Dennis and the family during this time. I am sorry for your loss….
    David A. Gray, Roanoke,VA

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Tuesday, 04 March 2014

    I was saddened to learn of Dennis’ death, and have fond memories of our adventures together from many years ago. My thoughts are with the whole family.
    Mitch Fore
    Greensboro, NC

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Tuesday, 04 March 2014

    So sorry for your loss. Dennis is in no more pain. He is rejoicing with his mom Thelma, his granny Goodman and granddaddy. his granny Newman and granddad. We love you Dennis, rest in peace.
    Love Uncle Donald and Aunt Wanda

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Monday, 03 March 2014

    We are so incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Uncle Dennis and wish so much that we could be there for you all. Aunt Lisa, Daniel, Andrew, and Brian: please know that we love you and will be thinking of you. Sending our love from Michigan!

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Sunday, 02 March 2014

    Our hearts are saddened, but we rejoice in Dennis’ healing. We are praying for God’s strength to carry the family through this difficult time and God’s peace in their memories. We love you all so much.

    Aunt Ruth, Michelle, Carl, Cody, Colton and Chase

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Sunday, 02 March 2014

    Dennis was a great man that will be missed, I saw him a while back and I could see his pain. He is out of pain and has great a body without pain.

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  • Brad Taylor November 30, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Dennis was my former boss at Henebrys jewelers twenty years ago. He was a very kind man with a great sense of humor. I am sad to learn of his passing. He will be missed.

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