Ill. John L. Newman, 33° was born February 2, 1929 in Evansville, IN the only son of John L. and Irma (Hicks) Newman. He attended Stanley Hall grade school, Bosse High School and Indiana University.
John served in the United States Army Reserve, was director of National City bank of Evansville, Trustee of the University of Evansville, director of St. Mary’s Medical center Foundation Board, he retired as president of John L. Newman Co. Inc.
John married Lupheba Ford on July 1, 1950 they had two daughters Janalee and Cheryl Ann. John was a sixty year member of Reed Lodge # 316, sixty five year member of Scottish Rite and a Thirty-third degree mason. John was also a member of the Hadi Shrine, No Ruz Grotto, Royal order of Scotland, Bethlehem White Shrine #2, Past Patron of Robert Morris chapter # 87 order of the Eastern Star, secretary of the board of governors of the 32° Masonic Dyslexia Learning Center for children in Evansville, IN.
John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Lupheba, his daughters two grandsons and six great grandchildren.