Tom Newman Hewlett, 85 of Hendersonville, died Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Spring Arbor West. He was born in and lived for most of his life in the Dallas, Texas area prior to moving to Hendersonville 13 years ago. He was a US Navy veteran, and a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He retired from Andrew Corp. in Denton, Texas where he worked in sales.
In 2007 he was able to take part in one of the Honor Air flights to Washington D.C. He was a member of the Military Affiliated Radio Systems (MARS) along with the QCWA Amateur Radio Club.
Surviving is his wife Patricia Hewlett; two children Sherry Smith and Mark Hewlett and his wife Veronica; and three grandchildren Mack Smith, Kallie Smith, and Josephine Hewlett.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm Monday in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with graveside Military Honors conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14 and the NC National Guard Honor Guard.