Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 1:33 pm
The Messenger, June 1, 2010
Carl G. “Butch” Newby, 63, of Knoxville, a former resident of Union City, died May 25, 2010, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville.
Rose Mortuary in Knoxville was in charge of cremation arrangements. There were no services.
The family requests that memorials be made to Fathers of St. Edmund Missions, University of Tennessee at Martin Scholarships, United Negro College Fund or the charity or education institution of the donor’s choice.
He was born Aug. 4, 1946, in Richmond, Va., son of the late Ernest B. “Sarge” and Wilma (Rogers) Newby. He was married to the former Judith Hansford, who survives, for 34 years and had graduated from Union City High School.
He also attended Auburn University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and earned a bachelor of science degree with high honors from UTM. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and was the first recipient of the Paul Meek Leadership Award at UTM.
He served in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division and received the Bronze Star, Air Medals and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, with discharge at the rank of captain.
He was associated with Mark Lipman Service/Guardsmark, Levi Strauss & Co. and the American Society for Industrial Security International and his work earned him numerous company awards. He also was the author of several published articles and presented programs throughout the U.S. and in Canada, as well as in Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Mexico City, Amsterdam and Istanbul.
His philanthropic interests included Newby scholarships at UTM, UTM Global Studies scholarships, Levi Strauss Grant service and CIT support, Fathers of St. Edmund Missions (Selma, Ala.), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, United Negro College Fund and the universities of Tennessee and Alabama (Clara Rogers Library Book funds) and Auburn.
He is also survived by his cousins, Doug and Jeanette Rogers and James and Patsy Rogers, all of Birmingham, Ala., David and Barbara Rogers of Franklin and Wanda and Harvey Bullion of Mobile, Ala.