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James Melton “Jimmy” Newby, Jr.

James Melton “Jimmy” Newby, Jr.

James Melton “Jimmy” Newby, Jr., 70 of Pikeville, Tennessee died Saturday, June 3, 2023 at home with his loved ones by his side.

He was a member of West End Church of God, a life-long truck driver, known as Iron Horse. He loved his Lord, wife, children, and grandchildren very much.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, James M. Newby, Sr.; mother, Maxine Elliott Newby; sister, Patricia Newby Fifer; brother, Steve Hawkins; grandparents, Edd Newby and Jeanie Clifton Newby, George and Maude Green Elliott.   

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Denia Carol Henry Newby; daughter, Jennifer Newby; sons, Scott (Cindy Keener) Newby and Adam Newby (Heather Croutch); grandchildren, Olivia and Layla Newby, Lacie Ramsey, Jaylyn West, Jessie, Camron, Keaten, and Jameson Newby, Braden Bowers, Ramsey West, Bailey, Tyler and Logan Kilgore, Blake Ramsey; stepchildren, Tracie (Billy) Kilgore, Kristy (Mike) West, Ronnie Ramsey; uncle, Dennis (Margaret) Elliott; cousin, Bobby (Joyce) Newby; several nieces; nephews and a host of friends.

A celebration of life will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at West End Church of God with Bro. Danny Lee and Chester Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Humble Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00-9:00 p.m. Monday June 5, and 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 all at the West End Church of God.

Condolences can be made at

Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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