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Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Cemetery

741 Danville Road Sw, Decatur, AL

OBITUARY

William "Bill" George Newton

December 4, 1942August 31, 2019
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William (Bill) George Newton went to meet his Lord and Savior in Huntsville, AL, on Saturday, August 31, 2019. He was born December 04, 1942, in Olean, NY, to Henry Meade and Marjorie Bernice (Sherman) Newton who both predeceased him. He was raised in Bradford, PA, where he earned the rank of Star in the Boy Scouts and was a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. While attending Bradford Area Senior High School, Bill ran track and excelled in cross country as well as auto shop. Following his graduation in 1961, Bill joined the Air Force, achieving the rank of Airman Second Class. In 1964, while in the military, Bill married Beverly Smith, his high school sweetheart, also from Bradford, PA. After Bill was honorably discharged in 1966, he and Beverly moved to Decatur, AL, where he raised his family, worked for Chemstrand and Decatur Petroleum Haulers before retiring from Amoco Chemicals (BP) after 25 years, and lived the remainder of his life. Bill loved wood working, model trains, working on his family history, and spending time with his grandchildren. For many years, he was active as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Scout Troop 142 in Decatur and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Beverly Kay (Smith) Newton; three children, Brian (Sandra) Newton, David (Marsha) Newton and Brenda (Lester) D’Aunoy; three grandchildren, Joshua (Brittany) Newton, Alex D’Aunoy, and Ashleigh D’Aunoy; three siblings, Ray Newton, Sandra (Ronald) Norton, and Virginia (Michael) White; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be at Roselawn Funeral Home in Decatur, AL. on Saturday, Sep. 7 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with services at 1:00 pm with Reverend Dr. Chris Martin Officiating Bill will be laid to rest in Roselawn Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Decatur, AL.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 7, 2019

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William "Bill" George Newton

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Ruth Wilt

September 5, 2019

My vondolences to the family of Bill. May God's love be found in your family and friends. Blessings to you all. Love, Ruth Ann Wilt

Steve Harper

September 5, 2019

This man touched everyone around him. You can see it in Brian and Joshua. It's easy to see how Brian and Joshua developed so many great traits and interests. He showed me the magic of being a good listener, taking an interest in others and setting the example. It helped me. I can see his life's tremendous impact through his family. He will be missed.

Harry Hunter

September 2, 2019

I worked with Bill,at No.1 Utilities,in 1977. I remember him eating peanut butter,and jelly sandwiches, every shift. Sometime,during that time,my dad had a 1949,or 50 Chevy pickup truck. Bill wanted it. I sold it to him,for $65. Several years after Bill retired,when I saw him. He would mention that truck,and how he was still trying to get his monies worth. Bill was a great guy! I haven't seen him,in several years,but I will miss him!

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