Funeral services for Edward Gene Newsom, 80, of Brownfield will be held at 2pm Friday, March 31, 2017 at Terry County Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5-7pm Thursday March 30, 2017 at Brownfield Funeral Home.

Gene was born on June 29, 1936 in Brownfield to Leslie Edward and Willie May Newsom. He attended school in Gomez until the 8th grade and graduated from Ropesville High School in 1955. Gene farmed in Terry County from 1957 to 1978. In 1978, he began custom stripping and driving a truck. He was a Terry County Young Farmer, a Board Member of Lahey Gin and Terry County Farm Bureau, a member of the Brownfield Masonic Lodge and the Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, flying, motorcycles, scuba diving, skiing, and family reunions. Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Edward and Willie Mae Newsom and 2 brothers, Willie Darrell Newsom and Doyle Newsom.

Gene is survived by his 2 sons, Darrell G. Newsom and wife Karan of Wolfforth and Randy Newsom and wife Suzy of Midland; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and a brother, Dale Newsom.