Maj. Elvert Dale New, USAF, Ret.

Born in Sasakwa, OK on January 20, 1931

Departed on December 2, 2016 and resided in St. Louis, MO

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Elvert Dale New, born January 20, 1931 in Sasakwa, OK to Opal Lela Rape & Hurchel Lee New. Crooked Oak High school & Conners Junior College is where he played football with his friends & studied petroleum engineering. "Rather than being drafted, he enlisted" in the Air Force to fly. After 6 years active service & 15 years Air National Guard, Major New retired from fighter jets. His service overseas, increased his passion to see the world. As Captain with Capitol Airways, he flew internationally & eventually retired in 1997 as freight pilot; yet never stopped exploring. He was a frequent guest at reunions, parties, wine festivals, & celebrations worldwide; always with a camera. Dec 2, 2016, at age 85, he left our world & rejoined the love of his life, Anneliese Höhl, his brother, Hilton, & his parents. He is survived by his son, Christopher New, age 44, living in TN; his daughter, Natalie New, age 42, living in MO, a Delta Flight Attendant. His wish will be fulfilled, as his ashes are spread in over 100 countries. His spirit lives in all of us.

A Life Celebration gathering for Elvert will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 E. Main St., Hendersonville, TN 37075, 615-824-3855,

5 Comments to Maj. Elvert Dale New, USAF, Ret.

  1. Debbie Chick
    December 14, 2016 10:07 pm

    What a wonderful video of our Uncle’s life. So many great memories.

  2. Agnes B Elliott Eckenfelder.
    December 17, 2016 10:45 am

    Elvert you will be missed, but now you will be with your love my dear friend Annelise, and I will live in the memory knowing you and had so much fun going out for dinner etc. Always your friend Aggie.

  3. Wilmoth Thomas
    December 17, 2016 12:28 pm

    Fantastic cousin and man of the WORLD … loved family and made sure they knew it … always there for us, and his sweet Mom Miss Opal … forever in our hearts!!!

  4. Connie Bethshears-Forbes Captiol Intl. Stewardess/Purser 1981-84
    December 17, 2016 7:33 pm

    Thinking of Captain New’s family and keeping them in my prayers. What a wonderful man that loved his family, aviation and all things filled with Adventure. Eternal Wings~ Captain New. You earned them. May your sprit of adventure and love of life continue to fill the air~ as your ashes are spread over 100 countries. Now that is a send off that suits you well. A life well lived and someone who will be greatly missed.

  5. Jeanie Lovelady
    December 17, 2016 8:37 pm

    A wonderful man, my cuz, my friend. He is now set free to fly anywhere he wishes. No airplane for him just his own set of wings. I was always so proud to call him my cousin. He is free and he will be missed. A great father, son, pilot and most of all I not only knew him but have been enriched by knowing him.

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