Wilson "Art" Newby, 87, of Muskogee, OK, was born February 17, 1930 in Spavinaw, OK, and died Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Tulsa, OK, after a short illness..
Art married Lois Christenberry on April 4, 2004, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They shared a love of fishing and spent many years on bowling leagues in Muskogee.. He proudly served his country, first by joining the Army at age 17, and then retired from the Air National Guard in 1972. He later retired from the Corps of Engineers.
Survivors include his wife, Lois, of the home; step-daughter, Karen Waymire and husband, Rick and family, of Muskogee; step-son, Mike Christenberry and wife, Margie and family, of Owasso; step-great-great-granddaughter, Chrystal Williams and family, of Collinsville, along with numerous other family members.
Services for Art will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Reverend Chuck Myers officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Muskogee.
Published on September 6, 2017