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Birlie Newby, Jr.

August 11, 1941 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Birlie Newby Obituary

Birlie Newby Jr. was born on August 11, 1941, in Memphis, Tennessee. Birlie was preceded in death by his father, Birlie Newby, Sr and mother, Alva Lee Smith. His sister, Helen Bernice Phillips also preceded him in death. Birlie passed this life on January 10, 2024, at age 82.

Birlie graduated from Manassas High School, Memphis, Tennessee in 1959 and shortly thereafter moved to St. Louis, Missouri. Birlie was hired by the U.S. Postal Service in 1960 and remained in several craft and managerial positions until he retired after 38 years in 1997.

In 1962, he met Lillie Mae Guynn.  They were married in 1963 and remained married for 60 years. To this union were born two amazing sons, Byron Anthony and Brian Scott.

Left to celebrate his life are his loving wife, Lillie; his sons, Byron and Brian (Sandra); three grandchildren; Sierra Alexia, Alexander Mikhail and Kennedy Amora; and one brother, Dr. James Edward Newby (Patricia); and a host of relatives and friends.

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January 16, 2024

10:00 AM
Austin A. Layne Mortuary, Inc.
7239 West Florissant Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63136

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