Carl Edwin Newsome

October 17, 1939 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 81)


Carl Edwin Newsome, age 81, of Mount Vernon, Texas passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 in Mount Vernon due to Covid-19 complications that broke his four year streak of beating back his Multiple Myeloma cancer. 

A “Come and Go” visitation will be on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.   While flowers or any gesture of condolences is appreciated, a donation in his memory to the reputable Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation is especially appreciated. 

A graveside service will be on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Mount Vernon City Cemetery with Stephen Cotten of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon officiating.  A memorial will be conducted later in the year.   Please register at this link to be informed when it will be held.  

Carl was born to Carlton and Jabie “Heath” Newsome on October 17, 1939 in Mount Vernon, Texas.  While serving in the US Air Force in Aviano, Italy he met and ultimately married his beautiful wife Cecilia Mantegani on June 18, 1967 in Vittorio Veneto, Italy.  Carl motivated by his Christian faith, modeled by his parents and family, lived to serve.  Carl loved serving colleagues during his 26 years with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Civil Engineering community.  Carl loved serving clients in his private Civil Engineering and Real Estate company he started. Carl also loved serving as a volunteer in many different organizations that touched his family and community.   Carl served in Men’s Bible Studies, various church committees, on the local school Board, with the Kiwanis and was a beloved Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America for over 10 years.  Carl helped lead a plastic “bottlecap collection” program that helped underwrite free family care for cancer patients.  Carl is a proud lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.  Carl played football for Mount Vernon in High School and paid his way through Texas Tech engineering school by mowing highways with his Uncle in Franklin, Hopkins, and Titus counties.  He deeply admired and appreciated all his Aunts, Uncles, and family that have roots in the Mount Vernon area.  He also deeply admired and appreciated his adopted Italian and European family when he married his wife Cecilia Newsome.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Anthony Newsome; older sister, Olyarie Drummond and her husband, Keith Drummond; younger sister, Janet McClung; sister-in-law, Elvi Mantegani; sister-in-law, Francesca Mantegani.

Carl is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cecilia Newsome of Vittorio Veneto, Italy; son, Alexander Francesco Newsome of Vittorio Veneto, Italy;  son, Giancarlo Newsome and wife Laure Vancampenhout of Monticello Conte Otto, Italy; grandson, Caleb Newsome; brother, Ted Newsome and wife, Patsy of Pittsburg, Texas; brother-in-law, John McClung of Mount Vernon, Texas; brother-in-law, Gianni Mantegani and sister-in-law, Michela Mantegani of Geneva Switzerland; and a bunch of wonderful nieces and nephews.           


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 Service Program


Come and Go Visitation
February 5, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home
409 N. Kaufman
Mount Vernon, TX 75487

Graveside Service
February 6, 2021

10:30 AM
Mount Vernon City Cemetery
Hwy 67
Mt. Vernon, TX 75457

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