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Roger A. New
February 13, 1950 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old
Roger A. New of Shelbyville, passed away January 5, 2024 at St. Francis Hospital.
He was born in Shelbyville on February 13, 1950 to Homer & Amey (Loveless) New. He graduated from Shelbyville High School and attended Franklin College. He married Terri (Weaver) New, and they were married for 48 years when she passed.
Roger was a very successful business owner for 47 years. He was active in Shelbyville Little League and the Shelbyville Boy's and Girl's Club for many years. He enjoyed playing softball, and as a team owner, his was the only team to win the ASA in 3 different decades. He enjoyed drag racing with his son and many of his friends. He enjoyed being "The Boss" and taking care of his many workers. He would help people in any way he could.
Roger was preceded in death by his wife Terri in December 2023, by his son Roger Jr. in December 2019, his father in 1971, and his mother in 1991.
He is survived by his son Travis New of Fishers, 4 grandchildren- Jonathon, Justice, Aleah, Jameson; sisters Betty (John) Nedderman, Norma (Creed) Wells, Shelly New, all of Shelbyville; brother Donald New of Indianapolis; extended family Joyce Jeffries and her daughter Stacy and their families; and many nieces and nephews who loved him. He is also survived by his faithful companion Yogi Blue New. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with David Benefiel officiating. Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday morning from 12:00 noon until the time of the service, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Shelbyville Boy's and Girl's Club, in care of the funeral home.