Whitney “Whit” B. Newcomb Jr.

IVERNESS, Fla. – Whitney “Whit” B. Newcomb Jr., 96, of Inverness, Fla., passed in Newark, Ohio, July 17, 2022. Born in Jonesport, Maine to Capt. Whitney B. Newcomb Sr. and Kathleen Beal. Whit was a World War II Navy veteran. After WWII, he married Thelma Alley and continued his education earning his M.A. Ed. Whit moved to St. Pete, Fla., in 1958 and taught at Hollins H.S. and served as PCTA president. Returning to Maine in 1969, he became Asst. Dir. of MSVES. Retiring in 1983, Whit and Thelma enjoyed travel, golf, fishing, and family, eventually settling in Inverness, Fla. With the passing of Thelma in 2017, and his health declining, his sons, Burgess and Gary and families, shared in Whit’s care within their homes.

Whit is survived by his sons, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Whit and Thelma’s Interment will be Nov. 15, 2022 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

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