Robert Eugene Newberry

August 13, 1941 - March 8, 2024

ROBERT EUGENE NEWBERRY, 82, of Bland, VA, passed away Friday, March 8, 2024 at Pulaski Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 13, 1941 in Bland, VA, the son of the late Allen, Jr. & Beulah Newberry.

Bob was a member of Central Church. He loved farming and being outdoors. He loved truck driving and drove for Roadway for many years, lovingly known on the CB as “Goat Man.”

Bob enjoyed being a trapper. He won many awards throughout the years. He was a past president of the District 1 Virginia Trapper Association and was inducted in the Virginia Trapper Hall of Fame.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Taylor, Jr & Beulah Vivian Tibbs Newberry.

Left to cherish his memory are the love of his life, his companion of many years, Ella Compton; his sons, Jeffrey Marq Newberry and Robert Stuart Newberry; his daughter, Marcella Lynn Newberry; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Christine Havens, Betty Davis and Joyce Ayers; his special “bud”, Chad Compton; his special, super spoiled “Lily Dog” and several special nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Funeral services are planned for Monday, March 11, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, with Rev. Dr. Kevin Richardson and Rev. Doug Hyndrich officiating. Burial will follow in Morning Star Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 A.M. until service time, 1:00 P.M.

The Newberry family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate,, (540) 921-2985.