Well-known Lufkin city worker retires after 28 years

By Holley Nees - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – If you've ever been to Lufkin's Pitser Garrison Civic Center, you've seen Bobby.

After 28 years, Bobby Newsom is retiring from his position at the civic center.

However, the 52-year-old said he won't stop working.  He's currently looking for a part or full-time job in the area.

He's been at that facility almost as long as it's been open setting up for events.

Bobby said he'll miss everyone at the city, but not the long hours.

"Other jobs I had didn't work out," Newsom explained. "I got laid off, but I wanted to prove to myself that since the other jobs I had didn't work out, I wanted to make sure this would work for me and I stuck with it."

"Bobby's long-term commitment to the city is a wonderful example for everybody," said Lufkin Assistant Police Chief Gerald Williamson. "You just don't see that commitment often these days. It's just wonderful to see someone give that much of their life to an institution and he's definitely made it a better place."

Bobby plans to stay in Lufkin.

His favorite part about the job is all the famous people he was able to meet.

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