Boone Newlin, 50

Boone Newlin, 50, of Brady died Monday, April 23 in Gillespie County. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Brady, Father George officiating. Burial followed in Rest Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bozy Hagler, Rick Hagler, Paul Jordan, Mike Pennington, Jack Garner, Jimmy Dugan, Michael Pellizzari and Ted Archer. Honorary pallbearers were John Mac Watson, David Higgins, Charlie Robertson, G.L. Taylor, Steve Tyler, J. Roy Richie, Mac Watson, Ed Carrithers, John Watson, Ruben (Cat) Peterson, Bert Bratton, The Beardens, The Wall Racers and the BHS Class of ’69 football team. Born Oct. 9, 1950, in Brady to Clinton and Janie (Baker) Newlin, he was an acid treater for Halliburton then worked at the Wall Drag Way. For two years he was named All West Texas and to the All West Texas Super Team in 1969 as an offensive guard. He was a Catholic and never married. Survivors include two brothers, Charles Newlin and wife, Claire, of Brady and Clint Newlin and Lou Alexander of Brady; a sister, Mary Ellen Gossett and husband, Benny, of San Angelo; a brother-in-law, Claude Ryan of San Angelo; five nephews, Daniel Gossett and wife, Heather, Clay Gossett and Marc Ryan, all of San Angelo, Michael Hodges of Daisetta and Charles Hodges of Virginia Beach, Vir.; three nieces J.J. Gossett of San Angelo, Kellie Winger and husband, Mark, of San Angelo, and Jodie Carroll of Brady; special friends, Beverly Wilkerson of Brady, Michele Gillett of San Angelo, Kelly Blacklock of San Antonio and J. Roy Richie of Melvin; several great nieces and nephews; and faithful companions, Stacee and Jack. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Dana Ryan. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Texas, Inc. or the Gambro Healthcare Dialysis Facility of Fredericksburg.

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