Karl Newcomb October 22. 1941 – January 13, 2017

Karl E. Newcomb, 75, of Evansville, IN was called home to his Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Deaconess VNA Charlier Hospice Center located in Evansville, IN.
Karl was born on Wednesday, October 22, 1941 in Rochester, IN to James Gould and Donna Irene (Brooks) Newcomb, both of whom preceded him in death. Karl began his career with the former Public Service Indiana (currently Duke Energy) in December of 1963 at an entry level position at the Dresser Generating station in West Terre Haute, transferring to Gibson Station in September of 1973 and was instrumental in starting up unit #1. In April of 1981 he left Gibson Station and went to Noblesville IN working his way up to plant manager of the Noblesville generating station. In August of 1984 he was transferred back to the Gibson Generating Station as Superintendent of the Operations Dept until his retirement.
On August 23 of 1971, he met his future bride on a blind date and 29 days later, married Sharon (Ramsey) Newcomb in West Terre Haute on September 22, 1971.
Karl was a member of North Friendship General Baptist Church in Lynnville, IN and was President of Men of Missions.
Karl is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon, sons Doc Newcomb of Marengo, IL, Tom (Beth) Hooper of Atlanta, IN, Jamie (Chandra) Newcomb of Evansville, IN, Tim (Jenny) Newcomb of El Paso, IL, and daughter, Julie (Jim) Loehr of Ft. Branch, IN, 27 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
He was preceded by his parents, daughter Jean Ann Lautzenheiser, and brother Edwin Newcomb.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM (CST) on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at North Friendship General Baptist Church, located at 2244 W IN State Rd 68, Lynnville, IN 47619, with Pastor Johnny Hibbs and Rev. Ron Black officiating. Internment will take place in Blythe Chapel Cemetery in rural Owensville, IN.

Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM (CST) at the church.
The family has entrusted Doyle Funeral Home of Princeton with arrangements and suggests in lieu of flowers,IMG_3351 memorials be made to The Bread of Life Ministries at 13188 Spurgeon Rd., Lynnville, IN 47619. Online condolences may be made at www.doylefuneralhomeprinceton.net or the funeral home’s Facebook page. For information, call 812-385-4334.

5 thoughts on “Karl Newcomb October 22. 1941 – January 13, 2017

  1. Roger Eldridge

    Sharon, Karl and I spent many hours together at the Power Plant during the final years before his retirement. I will always cherish this time. Karl was a good man with a good heart and a compassion for others. God and family were his focus. He will be missed. Roger

  2. Jennifer Hill

    Karl was such a sweet and wonderful man. I know that his passing will leave a hole in all of your hearts. I hope you all take solace in the fact that I know, without a doubt, that the same day that you will hold in your hearts with sadness will be a beautiful heavenly birthday for Karl. Praise God that beautiful man loved the Lord as he did and Praise God that you will all see him again in Glory.

    All my love and prayers!
    Jennifer Hill

  3. Erika Powers

    An amazing, courageous man with a smile that lit up a room! He gave great hugs too! I had the honor of meeting him and Sharon only a couple of years ago but they became family instantly. This world lost a beautiful person and heaven gained a shining angel.


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