Henry Grady Thomas Newland

Henry Grady Thomas Newland was delivered into the world on July 2, 1972 to his parents Donald Thomas Newland (originally from Guthrie, OK) and Dorothy Jean Newland (Pike, originally from Mesquite, TX).  His older siblings include Lloyd Donald Newland, Everett Boyd Newland, Eddie Ray Newland and Laurie Jean Newland.

Henry was nicked named “baby Henny” by his older sister until he was 7 years old when she was finally able to take speech classes to learn how to pronounce her “R’s.” He had a very fun and active childhood growing up in Guthrie, OK with his older siblings, too many cousins to mention, and tons of friends. Spending his days riding his bike all over town or at the local swimming pool during the summer.

December 1989 Henry was given his greatest gift of his niece, Tiffany Dawn Newland (League City, TX).  Throughout the years, they grew to become best friends.  He was there any time she needed and even when she did not need support and advice.  In 2012, his great niece was delivered into the world, Samantha Kathleen Utecht (League City, TX).  They only had a few years to get to know each other but their love for “Uncle Henry” is timeless.

Throughout his life, Henry enjoyed collecting comic books, of course watching all the comic inspired moves, he enjoyed reading many authors but Stephen King was one of his favorites.  After the 1980s and the invention of video games he greatly enjoyed spending hours playing various games including first person shooter games and football inspired games. Later in life is new obsession was to collect Nike tennis shoes.

He had many jobs throughout his life from working at Mario’s Pizza, construction, installing large size windows. One that broke and left a 12 plus inch scar on his arm.  His last job was working for Wal-Mart in Pearland, TX in loss prevention.  This was one of his favorite jobs, sometimes dangerous and sometime very entertaining.

Henry was diagnosed with cancer on April 18, 2017. He went home to the good lord in his sleep on May 13, 2017 in League City, TX.  He was not given time to fight this terrible disease but he was also not in pain.  His last days were spent living at his sister’s home surrounded by the family he loved and cared for so much.  He was given time to say goodbye to those he loved and cherished the most in the world.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Henry Thomas Newland & Dorothy Jean Newland (Guthrie, OK), father Donald Thomas Newland (Guthrie, OK), Everett Boyd Newland (Guthrie, OK), Eddie Ray Newland (Arkansas), his maternal grandparents Grady & Lillian Pike (Mesquite, TX). Along with additional uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Jean Newland (League City, TX); sister, Laurie Jean Newland (League City, TX); brother, Lloyd Donald Newland (Stillwater, OK); niece, Tiffany Dawn Newland (League City, TX); Great Niece, Samantha Kathleen Utecht (League City, TX); step-mother Rejenia Newland (Guthrie, OK), Bobby Stevens (Guthrie, OK) and many, many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, & cousins to mention.

I apologize for the late notice in the paper it was a very rough time for our family.  If anyone would like to send any well wishes please email them to Laurie_newland@yahoo.com

In his last hoorah “BOOMER SOONER”


  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Take comfort knowing that the God of all comfort will soon swallow up death and resurect our loved one back to life again in paradise. Rev21:1-3

  2. I to have lost a loved one and felt the pain we all experience. Please take comfort in knowing that our loved ones will be welcomed back in the resurrection. Jn5:28,29

  3. I waited to long to look for him he was my best friend growing up and I loved him and his Dad goodbye buddy sorry I waited so long

    Rusty Mobley
    • Hey Rusty, I’m sorry I did not see this sooner. I hope yo are doing well. I know he thought of your often and appreciated your friendship. Let me know how your doing. My cell is 281-229-1292.

      Laurie J Newland

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