Lacy Edward Newcomb

Published 5:12 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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Lacy Edward Newcomb, 82 of Chase City, passed away at home on Monday, June 28, surrounded by his family. He was born in Fort Mitchell, on Oct. 21, 1938 and was the son of the late Edward Newcomb and the late Nellie Bailey Newcomb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Irma Newcomb Garner and Hilda Newcomb Tharpe, and brother-in-law, Baxter Huss.

Lacy is survived by his wife, Charlotte Little Newcomb; daughter, Kimberly Newcomb Tisa and husband, Mark of Princeton, Massachusetts; son, Edward Scott “Hoss” Newcomb and wife, Kristie of Chase City; two grandchildren, Nathan Scott Newcomb and Sydney Nicole Newcomb; sister-in-law, Edwina Little Huss; aunt, Frances B. Thompson, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lacy was born and raised in the Fort Mitchell community and was very proud of where he came from. He was a member of Salem Christian Church in Fort Mitchell. He was a 1957 graduate of Randolph Henry High School in Charlotte Court House and played on the football and baseball team. During his senior year, he was the captain of the football team that won the first ever championship for Randolph Henry.

He served in the United States Army Intelligence and was stationed in Japan. While in the Army, he was a member of an Armed Service Band and performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a Supervisor at Burlington Industries for 40 years.

Lacy was a very talented musician and multi-instrumentalist specializing in bluegrass, gospel and country. He started and played in his first band at the age of 19 and continued playing music throughout his life. He played in many different bands and made great friends through music (Lacy Tomlinson, Don Reno, Red Smiley and Nelson Wilson.) He performed on the WMEK Radio Station for Chase City in the 60s and 70s and at the VFW in Clarksville and the American Legion in Chase City for many years. On several occasions, he was a judge for the Virginia Folk Music Association Bluegrass Festival.

He loved horses, especially his special horse John Henry. Lacy was a loving family man that always supported his family.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 1, at Concord Baptist Church with Reverend Herman Newcomb officiating. Interment with Military Honors followed in the church cemetery.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Hospice of Virginia in Farmville for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Lacy’s memory to the Concord Baptist Church Local Missions, 11650 Highway 47, Chase City, VA 23924 or Salem Christian Church, 871 Mount Mitchell Road, Drakes Branch, VA 23937. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City is handling the arrangements.