Beloved Gadsden surgeon Newman dies at the age of 85

Dr. Lucien Newman Jr. is pictured with his wife, Jane.  Newman, a Gadsden surgeon for more than 50 years, died Wednesday 11 January 2023 at the age of 85.

A memorial service is ready for 11 am on Saturday at First Baptist Church of Gadsden for Dr. Lucien Newman Jr., surgeon at Gadsden for greater than half a century and a person beloved by buddies, colleagues and sufferers.

Newman, 85, who was described by longtime pal Larry Foreman as a “big man in each method,” died Wednesday at his residence.

He practiced in Gadsden for 52 years, from 1968 till his retirement in 2020, however left his mark on the group in different methods.

Newman based and taught within the EMS/Paramedic program at Gadsden State Neighborhood School, and has skilled many first responders. The college’s annual award given to this system’s excellent scholar is called after him.

He additionally served as chief of workers at each native hospitals, Gadsden Regional Medical Heart and Riverview Regional Medical Heart; was a patron/patron of the humanities and outside teams; He was an early supporter of Westminster (now Westbrook) Christian Faculty, whose three kids and 4 grandchildren attended the varsity.

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