Christopher J. “Corn Bread” Newell, age 32, of Penn Yan, N.Y. died unexpectedly Friday (June 8, 2018) at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan, NY.
There were no prior calling hours. A Celebration of His Life was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (June 14) at the Penn Yan Fireman’s Field.
Christopher was born October 20, 1985 the son of James A. McClain and Lori C. Newell. Christopher loved dogs, and loved training them. He Loved children, music, and singing, he was constantly singing. Christopher had a heart of gold, so many people loved him. To all his friends he was known as “CORN BREAD”
Besides his parents, he is survived by four daughters Daelynn, Nikki, Breonna, and Malaysia; two sisters Nicole L. Parmelee of Florida, Courtney L. Parmelee/Mothershed of Alabama; one brother, Thomas A. Johns of N.Y.; grandparents Larry and Judy Newell of N.Y.; four uncles Larry Newell, Jon Newell, Jeffery McClain, John McClain; two aunts Pamela Newell/Hicks, Julie McClain; and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Harry “Mojo” McClain.