James Edward “J. E. ” Newcomb, Jr., age 87, of Randolph, VA, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020. He was a Korean War Veteran.  J. E. is survived by his wife, Elaine Walker Newcomb.

A private funeral service will be held.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Susan M Dalton

    14 November 2020 10 months ago

    My prayers and love for the family and friends of Mr. Newcomb. He had such a kind spirit, beautiful smile and was a friend to many. He will be so missed and will always be remembered with love by those who knew him.In a bittersweet moment, God indeed has received another Angel.

  2. Hope Lynne & Ron Graves

    14 November 2020 10 months ago

    We have the family in our prayers.

  3. Harvey and DeAnna Powell

    14 November 2020 10 months ago

    We will miss JE popping in and sitting to chat on the way to or from the taste freeze. He was our local newsman. He was a faithful member of Hebron and it was unusual for him not to be in his pew on Sunday morning. We have the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Harvey and DeAnna Powell

    14 November 2020 10 months ago

    JE will be sorely missed. He was a fixture in our area. We grieve with you for this community and personal loss.

  5. Pearl Collie

    14 November 2020 10 months ago

    Prayers for this family. Love to all of them. He was a very loving and family man.

  6. Larry, Peggy, Kimberly, Lauren, Lindy, and Lane Newcomb

    14 November 2020 10 months ago

    Our family will really miss JE. He was such a sweet man. We are thinking of all of you and lifting prayers.

  7. Todd and Paula Tatum

    14 November 2020 10 months ago

    So sorry for y’all’s loss.Todd and I thought the world of J E .He will be missed.

  8. Jack. Stewart

    14 November 2020 10 months ago

    May God Bless The Family . Such a nice person ,met him when I preach revival at Hebron Umc

  9. Rebecca Bevell

    14 November 2020 10 months ago

    This is such sad news. J.E. was a very special cousin. When we were younger the distance between us was so short and as the years went by the physical and emotional distance grew, due to the events of our lives. Howeve, he has always been close in my heart as the kind and generous man he was. I am so thankful we were able to reconnect several years ago and I will always hold dear the visit with him and everyone that special Sunday. It was as if I had come home.

  10. Richard and Barbara lacks

    15 November 2020 10 months ago

    We are saddened by the passing of J.E, we were blessed by having such a good friend. He will surely be missed by every one that knew him. The mornings at the tasty freeze will not be the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  11. W. H. Pettus Jr. AND Wanda E. Hudson

    15 November 2020 10 months ago

    Keeping all of you in thought and prayer of comfort and healing. We use to love seeing him come by Pettus Motor Company to visit us. He was a wonderful friend and will be missed by many.

  12. Bert & Kathleen Mitchell

    15 November 2020 10 months ago

    We were honored to be friends with J E. all these many years & so sorry we have lost him. Sympathy & prayers for the family & friends who will also miss him.

  13. Sharon chiles

    15 November 2020 10 months ago

    Sending prayers to the family. I will miss seeing him in his yard when I go by. He was always doing something. He was a sweet man. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  14. Lora & Woody

    16 November 2020 10 months ago

    I am so sorry and heartbroken for you all. I know J.E. is in heaven and looking over you. Prayers and sending love to you all.

  15. Wes and Elizabeth Newcomb

    18 November 2020 10 months ago

    So glad we were visiting in June and got to spend time with JE, Elaine, and Kathy Jo. Always a blessing to visit with family and go down to church. Our heart is broken and our prayers are with each of you. May God strengthen all during this time of recovery.

  16. Don Owen

    28 December 2020 9 months ago

    We are saddened by the passing of JE. He and my father Don “DM” Owen were the best of friends growing up, and were able to renew their friendship once dad retired and moved back down to Charlotte County. I always enjoyed having porch-side chats with JE, discussing the latest and greatest about racing and car technology. His recollection about his trips to Maryland in the early 50s down the 301 highway are legendary, and I will cherish the memories of JE’s outlook on life, his wisdom, and his always-positive outlook on life – DM Owen III, Caidon Owen, Cylia Owen

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