Jamie Alva Newman Sr, 73 of Nixa, went to be with the Lord on September 24, 2022, at Mercy Hospital.

Shortly after graduation Jamie enlisted in the U.S. Army and completed a tour of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner. Returning stateside he was stationed in Alabama where he met Carol Francis Roth, and they married in 1970. Jamie left the Army in June and returned to Springfield where he worked in construction, plumbing and heating.

In November 1972, Jamie re-enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Gordon, GA; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Mannheim, Germany; Fort Polk, LA; and Ft. Riley, Kansas. During his twenty-year career, he worked as an aircraft mechanic, helicopter door gunner, 21/2 ton truck driver, military policeman and correctional specialist. Upon military retirement in 1989 Jamie worked as a civilian security officer, a detention officer for City of Springfield Police Department and in 1996 had been employed as a Bailiff for the Chief Judge of the Springfield Municipal Court System until his retirement. He received the state Bailiff of the Year.

Jamie leaves behind a son, Jamie Newman Jr (Gabriela), 2 daughters; Jenelle Hale (Tyler) and Janine Newman, 3 granddaughters; Breanna, Ashton, and Ariana; 2 grandsons, Jai’Vyon and Fernando; 2 great-granddaughters, Aiyana and Remi; his mother, Betty Newman, 2 brothers; Jackie Newman (Robbie), Jeff Newman (Myrna); 5 sisters; Janie Bartlett (Butch), Janice Boyd, Julie Newman, Joetta Newman and Jennifer Alsup (Logan); a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home South on Friday 9/30, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Service will be at the same location on Saturday 10/1 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.