Jeffrey Lee New left us on April 25, 2020 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 61 years 2 months 18 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel, with Reverend Wayne Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Jeff was born February 7, 1959 in San Diego, California to Bobby Lee “Beck” and Elsie (Bloom) New. He was raised in California before the family moved to Purcell. Jeff loved everybody, especially his family. He enjoyed working at McDonalds for the last 20 years, and never met a stranger. Jeff could remember everything he was told or saw; however, he couldn’t keep a secret. Jeff loved to laugh, and joke around, and was fascinated by construction. He enjoyed looking at blueprints, wearing his hard hat and watching anything being built. Jeff loved oil wells and knew every part, and he knew all the plants and trees. When he was younger, Jeff was in the Boy Scouts, and liked playing basketball with his brother. He was a Merle Haggard fan, and loved western music. Jeff often went to the Moose Lodge with his parents and listend to the music and loved dancing with the ladies. He loved the Bible and carrying it around. Jeff loved mountains, especially Mount Miguel in San Diego. He also enjoyed going to Disney Land, and of course his favorite ride was the Matterhorn because it was a mountain.
Jeff is preceded in death by his father, Bobby “Beck” New; and his sister, Deborah Wheeler. He is survived by his mother, Elsie New; his brother, James New and wife, Brenda; his niece, Amanda and her husband, Daniel, Sarah, and Mary; his nephew, James New, Jr.; his great nieces, Aurora, Auraya, and Jaiden; his great nephews, Ethan and Andrew; and numerous aunts and uncles.