Hoyt Newman, Owner/Operator of the Clendenin DQ passed away May 24, 2018. Hoyt was well known and loved by the community for his giving ways. He was the owner/operator of the Clendenin DQ until the June 2016 flood destroyed it. Hoyt will be sadly missed by all and condolences goes out to his family.
Hoyt Everett Newman, 77, of Clendenin went home to be with the Lord Thursday May 24, 2018 at home after a long illness. He was the son of the late Elva Geraldine Osborne Davis. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Newman. Hoyt was owner and operator of the Clendenin Dairy Queen since 1977. He also worked for Columbia Gas Transmission. He was a 50 year member of Clendenin Lodge #126, Eastern Star Thelma Chapter 24 Clendenin, Scottish Rite Bodies and the Beni Kedem Shrine. Hoyt was a Korean War Veteran where he received the Korean Citation, veterans Citation for the Army in the 2nd Infantry Division. He served as Commander for the American Legion Post 61 where he received many honors, such as, Post Commander of the year Div. III in 2001. Hoyt was a member of the VFW where he served as the VFW State Junior Commander Dept. of WV.
He is survived by: wife, Sandy Ryder Newman; daughter, Angela (Scott) Freyberg; son, Paul (Tina) Newman; grandsons, Joshua Newman, Jacob (Amy) Elkins and Jared Freyberg; great granddaughters, Aubrey and Allyson Elkins; sister, Julia Davis; special friends, Homer Rucker, Sam Harper, Jim Shafer, Jack Belcher and cousin Kenny Drennen; furry friend, Gypsy. The Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday May 26, 2018 at Matics Funeral Home Clendenin. The Funeral will be 2:00 PM Sunday May 27, 2018 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Pastor Lee Swor officiating. Burial will be at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens with Masonic Lodge # 126 performing Graveside Rites and American Legion Post 61 performing military Graveside Rites. Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com.