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Jimmie L. Newcomb

Jim passed away Monday, October 24, 2022 at his home in Plainwell surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 10, 1949 in Plainwell, the son of Raymond and Allie (Arendson) Newcomb. Jim worked at Curtis Trailer Sales as a general manager for 17 years, at Farnsworth Chevrolet and retired from Midway Chevrolet in April 2011. In his free time Jim enjoyed camping and going to his family’s sporting events. On July 27, 1968 at St. Margaret Catholic Church he married Sue Barber who survives.

Also surviving are his sons, Nate (Kelley Miller) Newcomb and Corey (Tricia) Newcomb; his granddaughters who lovingly called him grandpa man,  Ally “Mooch” (Billy Oisten) Newcomb, Kailah Newcomb and Hailey Newcomb; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Sleeman; bonus grandchildren, Faith, Mason and Landon; bonus great-grandson, William and his grandpet Bubs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, June (John) Girton, Donna (Windy) Harter and Joan (Hal) Hewitt; infant brother, Raymond Newcomb and by Jim’s dog Buddy.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A Visitation to celebrate the life of Jimmie will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Otsego V.F.W.  A private family service will be held at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to ProMedica Hospice or

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


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Pam McQueer

October 24, 2022 at 7:24 pm

Sue and family, we are sending our sincere condolences in this time of sorrow. We just loved Jim and he truly was a great man. Feel the love from the De Bruyne family.


Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal

October 24, 2022 at 7:36 pm

Sue so very sorry to learn of Jim’s passing.

May God’s almighty Grace be with you and your family.


Dave and Roberta Kuitert

October 24, 2022 at 7:36 pm

Sue and family…I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing.

Condolence to all…I think about you everytime I drive by your house. I had the pleasure of working with Jim.

Prayers of peace.


Steve & Nancy Motter

October 24, 2022 at 8:54 pm

To the Newcomb family we’re so Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing and we send our sincere condolences to the entire family and friends. We enjoyed knowing Jim as we met him at the campground in Oshtemo. Our thoughts and Prayers are with his family and we’re thinking of you as you go through this difficult time


Gaye E Levian

October 25, 2022 at 10:35 am

You are missed you were a great friend and excellant sales men will promise you to take care of Sue an will re,member you a;ways the Levian family


Linda Rice Snider

October 25, 2022 at 10:37 am

Sue and family. So sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great guy. I will remember him with fondness.


Dianne Jewett

October 25, 2022 at 10:48 am

Dear Sue and Family,

I am truly sorry to hear that Jim has passed.

I will keep you and your loved ones in my prayers.

Dianne (DeRyke ) Jewett


Clif Sage

October 25, 2022 at 11:09 am

We were high school friends and shared many great memories. Members of the Legion hall.

Sorry for tour loss.


Dawn Hewitt Gezelman

October 25, 2022 at 12:50 pm

Aunt Sue and family, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. He truly was one of best Uncles anyone could have ask for, he truly was loved and will be missed. Praying for peace and comfort through this time. Love you all. RIP Uncle Jim.


Larry Reisch

October 29, 2022 at 9:39 am

Jim was a great guy and he will be missed.


Becky (Wolf) Hammond

October 25, 2022 at 1:27 pm

Sue, Nate, Corey, Ally and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I have fond memories of him over the years. Healing prayers for you all during this time.


Leon and Cindy H

October 25, 2022 at 1:56 pm

Aunt Sue Nate and Corey and the 3 granddaughters. Cindy and myself greatly saddened at uncle Jim’s passing. Our prayers ❤️ to all of you.


Lois Zimmerman

October 25, 2022 at 4:52 pm

Dear Sue, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of your husband. And my sincerest condolences go out to you , Corey, and the rest of your family!


Sue Johnson

October 25, 2022 at 5:11 pm

Mrs. Newcomb (Sue) and family~

My sincere heartfelt condolences to you and your family, during this difficult time. Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Paradise.

Love all of you.



Phil Suglia

October 25, 2022 at 6:50 pm

Nate, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was quite a guy.

Thoughts and prayers.

Phil & Laura Suglia


Kathi Brazee

October 25, 2022 at 8:57 pm

RIP!! What more can you say but what a Great Guy!!! Prayers to the Family!!!


Melissa Copen

October 25, 2022 at 9:01 pm

One of my FAVORITE people in the world i have known him my whole life.

I’m so sorry Sue .. Nate and Corey. ..he was one of the greats. 🙂


Dan and Kathy Huges

October 25, 2022 at 11:29 pm

Sue and Family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Jim. He was a good man and he will be missed. Our prayers are with all of you at this time.


Nancy Colegrove

October 26, 2022 at 7:31 am


We are sending our sincere sympathy. Praying for comfort for you and your family.

Don and Nancy Colegrove


Lina and Charlie Oxender

October 26, 2022 at 10:53 am

Sue, so sorry to learn to Jim’s passing. Our condolences to you and the family. May knowing that he is no longer in pain or ill health bring you some relief.


Sharolyn Bajo

October 26, 2022 at 8:59 pm


So sorry to hear about your loss.

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and the family

Robert & Sharolyn (Holden) Bajo


Joanne Krcatovich

October 26, 2022 at 3:16 pm

So sorry for your loss Sue and family. Many prayers going up for all of you..

God Bless


Gloria Brainard

October 27, 2022 at 6:43 am

Sue, and family, I’m so sorry about Jim’s passing. He was such a good friend and person. I’m sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. Love you all, Gloria.


Janetta Valkner

October 27, 2022 at 10:35 pm

Sue, and Family, I was so deeply saddened when I saw the announcement of Jim’s passing. Took my breath away. My heart goes out to all of you. Praying for the peace of God to help you get through this very difficult time. He was the BEST !!!!


Sherry ( Howrigon ) Hanson

October 29, 2022 at 3:13 pm

Sue and family, my sincere condolences on Jim’s passing. I haven’t seen him in years but he was always a very sweet guy . May God give you His peace.


Judy Chybik

October 29, 2022 at 5:15 pm

Condolences to the Newcomb Family, Jimmie was a Great Guy and Friend to so many. RIP Jimmie in

the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Tim Stamm

October 29, 2022 at 5:19 pm

Jim sold me a car, few years back. Used to go in for service then look him up for a few minutes. Enjoyed talking with him very much. He will be missed.


Mary Jo (Rouse) Jackson

October 31, 2022 at 11:15 am


My husband Duke Jackson played football with Jim and mentioned him often when he was sharing old football stories with Corradini and Walden! I know he considered him a friend both on and off the field! Duke died of cancer 5 years ago so my heart and prayers go out to you and your family in the days to come. ❤️


Kathy Peterson

November 5, 2022 at 6:36 pm

Sue I was so sorry to learn about Jim my prayers are with you


Eric Jorgensen

November 7, 2022 at 2:01 pm

Corey, sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. May he rest in peace.


Carolyn (Holden)and Duane Verhage

November 12, 2022 at 11:48 am

SUE we were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing!! ((HUGS))❤️Our PRAYERS for you and your SPECIAL Family! LOVE you and know GOD will take care of you!


Sandy and Dan Fleming

November 23, 2022 at 9:48 pm

Sue and family, Dan and I want to send our deepest sympathy to all of you. Jim was so much fun to be around. Jim was just an all around good guy. And would do anything for anybody. We enjoyed camping with you and the Johnson’s. And going to the casino a few times together. I always think of Jim and what he like to order the most when we were all together, He sure liked his Patty Melts. I’m so sorry that we couldn’t attend his gathering as Dan was out of town and I was down with a very bad cold. But please keep in mind that you were all in our thoughts and prayers. Your friends Dan and Sandy Fleming


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