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Robert Carroll Newberry,, M.D.

February 26, 1944 - June 16, 2017

Obituary


Dr. Robert Carroll Newberry, 73, of Frisco, TX, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 due to complications of pancreatic cancer.

Carroll is survived by his wife Jacqueline of nearly 49 years. Other survivors include their daughter Catherine (Brad) Thompson from McKinney, TX, and son Jonathan (Jill) Newberry from Cedar Rapids, IA. Grandchildren include Amelia and Ella Thompson and Mason, Max, and Mallie Newberry. He is also survived by his brother, Norman Newberry and family of Mobile, AL as well as his mother-in-law Marie (Virgil) Shirley of Dry Prong, LA. He is preceded...

Dr. Robert Carroll Newberry, 73, of Frisco, TX, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 due to complications of pancreatic cancer.

Carroll is survived by his wife Jacqueline of nearly 49 years. Other survivors include their daughter Catherine (Brad) Thompson from McKinney, TX, and son Jonathan (Jill) Newberry from Cedar Rapids, IA. Grandchildren include Amelia and Ella Thompson and Mason, Max, and Mallie Newberry. He is also survived by his brother, Norman Newberry and family of Mobile, AL as well as his mother-in-law Marie (Virgil) Shirley of Dry Prong, LA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Artie Newberry.

Dr. Newberry was born on February 26, 1944 in Ryan, Oklahoma. He graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. He subsequently attended and received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1969. This training was followed by a total of 9 years of service in the United States Army, including an internship at Brooke Army Medical Center (Fort Sam Houston, TX), a tour of duty as both a Battalion Surgeon and Commander in the 9th Medical Dispensary (Aschaffenburg Germany), medical residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston), and an assignment as a staff pathologist at Darnall Army Hospital (Ft. Hood, TX). During his service in the military, he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Following these years of military training and service, Dr. Newberry practiced pathology for 30 additional years in the civilian sector, holding private practice positions in Texarkana, TX (1978-1980), Bowling Green, KY (1980-1991), and Stillwater, OK (1991-2008). After retiring from pathology, he continued working, primarily performing disability evaluations for the VA and the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

Carroll and Jacqueline married in 1968. Their daughter Catherine was born in 1975. Their son Jonathan was born in 1980. Jacqueline remembers Carroll as "the love of her life". Carroll's children remember him as a wise, kind, and supportive father who provided an extra measure of anything needed for them to pursue their interests and goals.

Carroll was a multi-talented individual who excelled at many things, especially cooking. He loved to bring people together with this talent and was passionate about being hospitable. He was a thoughtful individual who provided generously to his family, friends, and anyone in his circle of influence. He was an active and dedicated member within Churches of Christ during his lifetime, serving as an elder, teacher, song leader, and deacon.

A memorial service to celebrate his life is planned for Friday, June 30 at 11:00 am. This will take place at Stonebriar Funeral Home 10375 Preston Road, Frisco, TX 75034.

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to either Arms of Hope (armsofhope.org) or Main Street Church of Christ's (Dallas) "Feeding the Poor" ministry (churchofchristpreaching.com).