Obit: Curtis Newcomb


Curtis Charles Newcomb, 56, of West Liberty died Saturday March 2, 2020 at his home.

A celebration of life will be held 3:30 p.m.. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the West Liberty Community Center, a memorial visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until service time at 3:30 p.m.

The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is caring for Curt's family. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Memorials may be made to West Liberty Fire Department and Rescue Unit or Curt Newcomb Memorial Fund.

Curt was born Sept. 24, 1963 in Iowa City, the son of Charles and Louise (Rabe) Newcomb.

He a graduate of West Liberty High School in the class of 1982 and received his Associates Degree in Electronics from Hamilton Tech College. On April 28, 1984, he was united in marriage to Lisa Noring at the First Church United in West Liberty.

Curt was employed with True Value/Brooke Enterprises for 13 years and, in 1997 he began working with Ron Alpen Ford. He was a member of First Church United in West Liberty, West Liberty Fire Department since 1985 where he served as Chief from 2000-2009, Assistant Chief, Trustee and with the ambulance department for 35 years. He also was a member of the West Liberty Lions Club and served as as president of the organization in 1998 and was a member of the West Liberty Booster Club, where he also served as president. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan, while also enjoying his grandchildren and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa, and three sons including Sean (Katie) of West Liberty, B.J. (Sarah) of Grimes and Zachary (Leslie Torres) of West Liberty.

Also surviving are three grandchildren: Logan, Libby, and, most recently, Jacob, as well as his parents, Charles and Louise Newcomb of West Liberty, and a sister, Chris Newcomb of Dumont, Iowa, his father-in-law, Wayne Noring of West Liberty and his dog, Hawkeye.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents and mother in law, Audrey Noring.