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Newton Clement Atmore, Jr.

November 27, 1942 — January 9, 2021

On Saturday January 09, 2021, Newton Clement Atmore Jr. better known as "NC or Newt" passed away at his family home in San Bernardino. NC was born on November 27, 1942 to Newton and Gwendolyn Atmore in Denver, CO. NC was the second born of four.
Following his fathers footsteps he joined the Air Force in 1963 and retired as a Master Sargent in 1985. He thought joining was the smartest decision he made because the Air Force was never "first in or the last out." NC served two tours in Vietnam and had several over seas deployments which included Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Germany. Newt enjoyed traveling and collecting memorabilia to share. Through his travels he fell in love with the Asian culture and learned to speak some of the language. He liked to show off his skills by saying "Ni Hao" (hi, how are you) when he first meet you. Or he would ask you for a Piju (Beer) when he his beer was empty. When the telephone would ring, he referred to it as a "Dianhua." Whenever you did something for him, he would always say "Xie Xie" (thank you) and waited for you to reply "Bie keqi" (youre welcome.) He enjoyed explaining to people who asked what it meant.
After retiring from the Air Force, he returned to San Bernardino to be with his family and raise his two youngest children. NC joined the US Postal Service, which in his world gave him the "right" to go "postal" anytime. And do not mention the word WORK in front of him that was a "four letter vulgar word." In 2010, he was able to use his right and told his boss to "stick it where the sun does not shine" and walked out to retirement.
NC was a jokester and had several catch phrases he used all the time. His favorite joke was with the cashier ladies when they asked if there was anything else, he would say "I buy, you pay!" They always looked at him confused until they processed the phrase and would smile at him saying "No, u buy, u pay!" He would just laugh, snap his finger and smile back. At the doctors office, he would ask for a "shot of Jack and Coke" or if they told him to have a seat, he say "ok, can I take it to my car now?" He got the biggest kick out of himself.
Many would say Newt was the life of the party, he was never shy and always found a way to connect with people. He was stubborn, funny and loving. He was always willing to help family and friends. If he had to describe himself, he was a "cantankerous old fart" and everyone would agree.
NC is survived by his four children, (NC III, Pam, Lily and Jade) ten grandchildren (Matthew, Joe, Aaron, Racheal, Ashly, John, Ethan, Rhys, Nolan and Evan) and one great grandchild (Avalyn.)

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