Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

109 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA


Fred L. Newman Jr.

August 28, 1941June 14, 2020

Fred Lafayette Newman, Jr., 78, of Martinsville passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020. He was born in Stokes Co. N.C. August 28, 1941 to Fred L. Newman, Sr. and Thelma Bennett Newman.

He is survived by his wife, Joan E. Newman; son Reggie Newman (Joyce); granddaughter, Angie Donley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Newman was a member of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church of Axton, was retired from DuPont and was co-owner of Newman Lawn Mower Service. He had served in the Army National Guard and was also a member of the Patrick Henry Rose Society. He was also a lifetime

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Calvary Building Fund, 350 A. L. Philpott Highway, Axton VA. 24054.

A funeral service will held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at McKee-Stone Chapel and will be officiated by Pastor Kenny Gunn. Interment will be in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and at other times at the home of the son.

The family is very grateful for the kind and compassionate care provided by Dr. Mark Mahony, Mountain Valley Hospice, Jeanette Harris and her niece, SOVAH Hospital and the staff in the Oncology Department.


  • Fred L. Newman, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Thelma Bennett Newman, Mother (deceased)
  • Joan E. Newman, Wife
  • Reggie Newman, Son
  • Joyce Newman, Daughter-in-law
  • Angie Donley, Granddaughter
  • Mr. Newman is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews

  • Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020


  • Visitation at other times at home of the son


Fred L. Newman Jr.

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Terri Johnson

June 18, 2020

Chuck and I along several other kids in the neighborhood always hung out either at my mom's house or at Reggies house. Mr. Newman was always so good to us. He picked and always had a smile on his face, especially after one of his talks or jokes. So many memories.

I am so very sorry for your loss Reggie, Joan and the rest of the family. I pray for comfort and peace for you all.


June 17, 2020

Mr. Newman was the father of one of my neighborhood best friends when I was in middle to high school. Mr. Newman enjoyed picking on me about things that had happened earlier or that Reggie had told him. I remember I spent time having conversations with Mr. Newman on days the "Neighborhood Crew - like the Stranger Things Crew" went bike riding in the woods or on Fred's land. I enjoyed my visits with him. I have wonderful memories of Reggie and his parents..

Reggie - I am so sorry for your lose. Hugs from an old friend. Robin

Jim Riddle

June 16, 2020

Joan and Reggie and family. I am so sorry to hear of Fred's passing.
My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. You’re in my thoughts/prayers
Jim Riddle

Jessica Riggs

June 16, 2020

Riggs Racing would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the entire Newman family during this time.
With love,
Margaret Riggs, Jessica Riggs, and the entire Riggs Racing team

john riggs

June 16, 2020

Very sorry for your loss of a loved one know he is in a better place than we are with all that is going on in our world my thought are with you and your family love you all uncle john wayne riggs

Lea Washburn

June 16, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Newman's passing. I enjoyed getting to know him when he worked on my lawn equipment. And I especially loved to hear him talk about his beautiful roses. My sincere condolences to Reggie and the rest of the family.

Patty Wall

June 16, 2020

Reggie and I met in the seventh grade and my family became neighbors with Fred and Joan much later. For the past 31 years, they have been kind, supporting friends and have had a great impact on my life and the lives of my children. Fred’s love and sense of humor reminded me of my late father. He is greatly missed. Our love and prayers are with you, Patty and family

ralph sink

June 16, 2020

my sincere condolences to Reggie and Fred's wife , Fred was a friend of mine for many years at DuPont and after, Always fun to talk to and play thoughts with,I will miss him

Bobby Scearce

June 16, 2020

Sorry hear ,Fred was a good man and was Fred Sr.U have my prayers Reggie and family. Bobby Scearce

Ginger Oyler

June 16, 2020

Uncle Freddie always made us feel welcome and enjoyed opening his home every Christmas for our family Christmas Luncheons. One year , I remember, he gave us all a wooden Christmas ornament he had made for each of us. He loved his family and friends. We will all miss him.