Newton "Don" Hartman

May 7, 1933July 25, 2013

Newton “Don” Hartman, 80, of Pine Ridge Drive, Afton, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center.

He retired from U. S. Navy after serving 21 years, having served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Conflict.

Mr. Hartman was a member of Hartman’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was also a 32nd Degree Mason, life member of VFW, member of American Legion and the Greeneville Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife of 58 years: Shirley Hartman; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Newton D. Hartman, Jr. of Kernersville, North Carolina, and Robert N. and Cheryl Hartman of Bluffton, South Carolina; a daughter and son-in-law: Donna Dianne and Alexander Bell of Port St. Lucie, Florida; grandchildren: Rhiannon Dunn and husband, Andrew, Aislynn Sykes and husband, Jeremy, Gerald Hartman and wife, Tiffanny, Steven Hartman and wife, Whitney, Danielle Hartman, Amber Hall and husband, Shane, Alex G. Bell II and wife, Amy; nine great grandchildren; a sister: Barbara Ellenburg of Greeneville; a brother and sister-in-law: Eddie and Shirley Hartman of Mosheim; brother-in-law: A. J. Harmon; and several nieces, nephews and special friends.

He was the son of the late Rufus N. and Lura Honeycutt Hartman.

The family will receive friends 2-6 p.m. Friday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday, July 27, 2013, in the Kiser-Rose Hill Chapel with Rev. James Fain officiating.

Interment will follow at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. The Greene County Honor Guard and the U. S. Navy Military Honors Team will conduct a military graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Alex Bell II, Jeremy Sykes, Andrew Dunn, Milton Parham, Darwin Jones, Mike Seay, Timmy Hartman, and Steven Hartman.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Class #6 at Hartmans Chapel UM Church, Shane Hall, the members of PTSD Group 3: Danny Bolder, Howard Craig, Hal Glasgow, Greg Kuske, Jimmy Lakins, Ivan Lucas, Jerry Lucas, John Presley, Bob Riddle, Tully Sells, Dean Tucker and Jerry Young.

The family expressed a special thanks to the trauma doctors and nurses of Johnson City Medical Center who treated him, the staff of ER, 4th floor, 2nd floor ICU and the ancillary.


  • Visitation Friday, July 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 27, 2013

Newton "Don" Hartman

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Amber Hall

July 30, 2013

We will always remember your sweet smile and all of the love you showed us for so many years.

stephanie schmitt

July 28, 2013

Rest in peace. Thank you for your years of service. Lifting your family in prayer

Dianne Bell

July 27, 2013

I will always keep my daddy in my heart. I am honored that your last minutes on this earth was with me.

Shannon Sanders

July 27, 2013

Mrs. Hartman & family it was my pleasure taking care of Don at the clc. He always brought a smile to my face ....there were many shared laughs and jokes every single day. I am heart broken at ur loss as he was very special to me. I will look at my beautiful lilies every single day and think of you and Don. It was a pleasure sharing my work days with him :) thank u