Leonard Joseph Newman Jr. was born on October 30, 1942 in New Orleans, LA and was the only child of Leonard J. Newman and Dorothy Rose Milanes Newman. He was reared in the Catholic faith and served as an altar boy.
Leonard received his educational foundation in both the Catholic and Public-School Systems in New Orleans to include St. Augustine High School.
At an early age, he joined the U.S. Army and was most proud of his service as an 82nd Airborne Ranger. Upon his return to civilian life, he initially became a master welder and was employed by various shipyards in New Orleans, LA. He later completed his education at Delgado College in New Orleans, LA in Computer Technology. He continued his career with Honeywell Information Systems in Boston, MA, Computerlog, Inc. in Fort Worth, TX, Mentor Inc. in Irving, TX, and the DFW Airport Board in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX.
During these years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, competitive horseback trail riding and breeding horses with his children and grandchildren. After retirement, he enjoyed swimming, walking, listening to music and continuing his cross-country road trips. He also enjoyed hosting crawfish and crab boils with family and friends.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J Newman and his son, Michael Breaud.
On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, Leonard entered eternal rest after a brief illness in Arlington, TX. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Zona of 51 years, his children, Dawn Newman Morgan and Leonard Newman (Edris); his grandchildren, Wyatt McBride III, Michael Robinson, Myra Robinson, Bria Morgan, Christian Mangrum, Ellery Davis and Logan Newman; his great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Carley, Malaysia, Dwayne, Wyatt IV, Mya and Mia; his two brothers-in-law, Woody Evans (Sandy) and Antonio Evans (Michelle); his nieces, Lynette (Brian), Alicia (Todd), Taleyah and Dakota; his nephews, Perker and Nicholaus (Tierra); and his great nieces and nephew, Alicia, Samirah, Stella and Miles and a host of cousins and friends.
Friday, July 16, 2021
9:00 am – 9:20 am
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75211
⦁ COVID 19 guidelines require masks to be worn on the premises for unvaccinated individuals.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Damian’s Cajun Soul Café
2001 SE Green Oaks Blvd Suite 190
Arlington, TX 76018
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to support the mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org.
Instructions for making donations online can be found on the website below.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.lonestarcremation.com.