Robert Harvey Newberry, LTC, U.S. Army, retired, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 16, 2011.
He was born Jan. 19, 1920 to Carrie and Henry Grady Newberry in Lizella, Ga.
Lt. Col. Newberry had a long and distinguished military career. He served as commander of E. Co. 517 Parachute Company in Europe during World War II, and as commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry during the Korean conflict. He was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the Army Language School (Greek). His military decorations included three Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts and the Army Commendation medal. Subsequent to retiring from the Army in 1970, Mr. Newberry served as Deputy Director of the Alabama state parks until his retirement in 1981.
His wife, Emily Johnson Newberry; daughter, Susan Newberry Berryman; parents and siblings, Jacky Newberry, Marcus Newberry, Grace Keadle and Albert Newberry; preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Rhonda Newberry Hildreth; son-in-law, W. Bartley Hildreth; granddaughter, Amy Johnson Hildreth; various other relatives also survive.
Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. The Rev. Jerry Gill officiated.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.