Gordon "Bo" Allen Newsome III went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 1, 2020 after a year long battle with Pancreatic cancer. He was born in Chickamauga, GA on December 10, 1947 to Gordon "G.A." Allen Newsome II and Mary Lizzie (Dalton) Newsome. He graduated from Gordon Lee High School in 1966 and received a degree from West Georgia College in Carrollton, GA. Drafted after graduation from college, Bo served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Being the owner of Walden Creek Jellies for 30+ years, he was known by most people as "Bo the Jelly Man." He loved travelling around "peddling" jelly and was very attached to his clients, many of whom he called dear friends over the years. Bo lived life to the fullest, enjoying the outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt, camp and hike. One of his greatest passions was collecting, restoring and riding antique bicycles. He loved serving on Mission Trips, especially serving the Navajo Nation. Bo also loved to tell stories about the many fun adventures he experienced during his life. Bo was the very proud husband of Melissa Boring Newsome of which he enjoyed the distinct honor of loving for 29 glorious years. One of His greatest joys during his life on earth was his children; Meghann, Luke and Dalton. His children were loved with all His heart. Before going on to be with The Lord, he was blessed to see his dream of becoming a Grandfather come to fruition when he was able to meet and hold his newborn grandson, Cree. Bo is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon "G.A." Allen Newsome II and Mary Lizzie (Dalton) Newsome. He is survived by his loving wife, Melissa Newsome, his daughter and son in law, Chris and Meghann Harper, his two sons and daughter in law, Luke and Nalynn Newsome and Dalton Newsome, one grandson, Cree Allen Newsome as well as two sisters and brother in law Judy Newsome and Neal and Candy Ford. Also surviving is one nephew Ocey Newsome-Rogers. The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Monday, August 10, 2020, in the Parlor in Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga. The family would like to give a special thanks to Caris Healthcare for the loving care extended to Bo during his final days on earth. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bo's favorite ministry A Certain Sound 2500 Pleasant View Lane Knoxville, TN 37914.
Gordon ‘Bo’ Allen Newsome III
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