George Edward Newsome, Sr., MD, of Wilson, passed away peacefully on Thursday at the age of 78. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Joyner’s Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Dr. William Presnell will officiate.
George loved people, and a challenging conversation. He cherished family and enjoyed times together. He spent many hours watching and coaching his sons and grandsons in their athletic endeavors. Personally, he was an avid golfer, fisherman and historian.
George graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1962 where he excelled in football and baseball and was voted “Best Looking” of his senior class. He went on to study at The University of Chapel Hill where he received a medical degree in 1969.
He served in the United States Army as part of the medical corps in Fort Jackson, South Carolina from 1974 – 1976 where he received a National Defense Service Medal. He went on to open a successful medical practice as an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He eventually moved to Wilson in 1989 where he joined Carolina Clinic. Before retiring in 2013, he opened his own practice, Triangle East ENT and Cosmetic Surgery.
George is survived by his sons, George E. Newsome, Jr. and wife, Charlotte of Wilson, Seth E. Newsome and his mother, Tracy Greenwaldt both of Wilson; stepson, Jamie Lesane; grandsons, Jake and Christian; brother, William S. Newsome and wife, Deborah of Goldsboro, and his niece, Caroline Haithcock of Goldsboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Gladys Newsome.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.