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James Newel

November 21, 1953 — December 3, 2022

James W. Newel, age 69 of Copperas Cove, left this world too soon, on the afternoon of December 3, 2022. Memorial services will be 10:00 am, Friday, December 16, 2022, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen with full Military Honors.

James was born on November 21, 1953, in Meadville, Pennsylvania to the late John Newel and Elaine Homes Hatfield. He joined the US Army in 1977 and served for 20 years before being Honorably discharged. James continued his service after being discharged as a mechanic for another 20 years. James enjoyed spending time with his family. There was nothing more he loved to do than to be with them. Whether it was attending and filming football games and marching band competitions, James lived to support his family’s hobbies and interests in any way he could. With having 40-plus years in the mechanic industry, James thoroughly enjoyed his work and would always like to talk shop with others when possible and would graciously lend a hand when someone needed mechanical help. As much as he loved his job, he enjoyed his time off with his family more. On his days off he liked to have family movie nights or just take a drive with the grandkids while listening to the Beatles on the radio. His favorite pastime on his days off was when he got to spend the whole day with his wife and take her shopping and out to eat.  His hobbies were watching TV, movies, and football games. GO WASHINGTON REDSKINS!! Playing Solitaire and Mahjong on his computer. Taking his beloved Lila on walks, and most of all yard work (joke).

He was preceded in death by his mother Elaine Hatfield.

James is survived by his wife of 43 years, Yong Newel; daughters, Jennifer Newel, Angela Richey, and Michelle Newel; grandchildren, Madison Newel, Shane Richey, Jayden Newel, and Bryce Newel; sister, Christine; and brothers, Jesse and Richie.

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Friday, December 16, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery (Killeen)

600 S. Oklahoma Ave, Weslaco, TX 78596

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