Buford "Mack" Newman, Jr. age 70, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 in a local hospital. He was born June 24, 1942 in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late Grace & Buford Mack Newman, Sr.
He was a United States Air Force Veteran and was retired from Chattanooga City/Hamilton County School System after more than 30 years of service. He currently worked with Southern Management as liaison for the school system.
Mr. Newman was a member of City Church of Chattanooga and a 32nd Degree Mason in the East Ridge Masonic Lodge #755.
His sisters, Evelyn Scalf and Betty Piper and mother-in-law Marie Burkeen preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Barbara Newman; children, Kim Roberts, Karen Hewitt, and Sharon Wender all of Knoxville; Derek (Teresa) Newman of Huntsville; Kelly (Todd) Williams of Chickamauga; brother, Bob (Edna) Newman of Knoxville; grandchildren, Aerik Williams, Macey Booher, Alex Newman-Williams, Jacie Williams, Storm Williams, and Rayne Williams; and great-grandson, Jasper Kaloi
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. Monday and 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the East Chapel with Rev. Ernie Reno officiating.
Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors. The East Ridge Masonic Lodge #755 will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or online to the Shriner's Hospital For Children.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 South Moore Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.