Funeral services for Allen Ray Newman II, 54, of Sperry, were held Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Mr. Phillip Johnson officiated.
Allen was born November 18, 1961 in San Jose, CA to Allen Ray Newman Sr. and Jearldine (Berry) Thompson. He passed away April 2, 2016 in Sperry, OK.
Allen worked for Tulsa Public Schools for 33 years. As his dad would say, he was a “floor- ist”. He was a very hard worker and he could fix anything. He was very calm in sticky situations and was always willing to help others. Allen was very passionate about his family and would rather be with them than anywhere else. He rarely bought himself anything as he always thought of the family first. Allen wanted nothing but the best for his family. He made sure that we had what we needed. When we had a problem, we always went to him first because we trusted his judgement and he was very encouraging. Allen was a very loving, and trusted husband, father, brother, papa and friend. He completed our family and he will be missed by so many.
He is survived by his wife, Karmen Newman; daughters, Amy Newman and husband Will Pace and Tasha Shipman Snyder and husband David; son, David Newman; grandchildren, Arthur Pace, Kaylee Pace, Alanna “Georgia” Snyder, David Snyder Jr., Seth “Baby” Newman, and Gauge; sister, Peggy Newman Smith and husband Lloyd; father, Allen Newman, Sr.; uncles and aunts, Ben Newman and wife Norma and Ron Newman and wife Mary; mother-in-law, Gloria Davis; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jearldine Thompson; sister, Jerry Lynn Bowdler; stepmother, Phyllis Newman; and Gary Perkins.