Obituary of John David Newcomb


David Newcomb, 72, passed away on March 31, 2021. He was born on November 11, 1948, to John and Pauline (Greer) Newcomb. Following graduation from Fort Scott (KS) high school in 1966, David attended Fort Scott Community College and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1968. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. David moved to Kansas City in 1977, began working for Arvey Paper Company, and was transferred to their Cincinnati, Ohio location. He lived in Cincinnati until his death.

David was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include a sister, Sandra Kramer (Don) of Kansas City, MO; a nephew, Jeremy Kramer of Lee’s Summit, MO; a niece, Erin Graves of Kansas City, MO, as well as 4 great-nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at the Fort Scott National Cemetery on August 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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