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Vernon Earl Newton

June 12, 1942 — March 29, 2023

 

Vernon Earl Newton was a kind, warm-hearted soul who left a profound impact on everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. Whether he was cracking jokes, or spending time with his loved ones, Vernon always had a way of lighting up the room with his infectious smile, warm disposition, and cheerful nature. A maintenance worker at Searcy Hospital and a founding member of the Mt. Vernon Rescue Squad, Vernon dedicated over 40 years of his life to serving his community and his country, putting the needs of others before his own and giving back in any way he could.

Born on June 12, 1942, in Sweetwater, Alabama, Vernon was a true son of the South. Over the years, he developed a strong love for hunting and fishing.

In addition to his love of the outdoors, Vernon was also a gifted entrepreneur, owning and operating Newton's Plumbing Service for many years. He was known for his incredible work ethic, his attention to detail, and his unwavering commitment to his craft. Whether he was fixing a leaky faucet or installing an entire plumbing system from scratch, Vernon would always go above and beyond to get the job done right, earning the respect and admiration of his clients and peers in the industry.

Throughout his life, Vernon's greatest joy was spending time with his family, and he was never happier than when he was surrounded by his loved ones, laughing and telling stories around the dinner table. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and his family meant everything to him. Even in his final moments, Vernon was surrounded by his loved ones, passing away peacefully at his home in Mobile, Alabama.

Vernon Earl Newton was many things to many people: a friend, a mentor, a hero, a legend. But to those who knew him best, he was simply a kind-hearted, generous man with a heart of gold and a spirit as bright as the sun. His passing was a great loss to the community he loved and the family he cherished, but it was also a reminder of the incredible impact that one person can have on the world around them. We will miss you, Vernon, but we will always remember the joy and light that you brought into our lives, and the legacy that you leave behind. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Vernon Earl Newton's warmth, generous nature, and caring spirit didn't just extend to his immediate family, but also to his extended family, friends, and community. Vernon was blessed with a large and loving family who will continue to cherish his memory and honor his life. Vernon is survived by his devoted wife of 27 years, Joann Newton, and seven children. His children, Malinda Byrd, Renae Reed (Donny Ray), Brandi Chestang (Daryl), Kenny Rone, Sammy Rone (Linda), and Christi Lipscomb (Willie), all mourn his passing and will forever hold his love and guidance in their hearts. Vernon was also a proud grandfather to twelve cherished grandchildren, Scotty, Wendy, Mandi, Haley, Josh, Joseph, Dorothy, Ariel, Blaze, Taylor, Steven, and Brandon; and nineteen great-grandchildren. Vernon was also survived by his sisters, Kathy Collins, Betty Cooper, Angie Cauthorn, and Paul Newton. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Newton; son, Scott Newton Sr.; daughter, Crystal Walker; grandsons, Brett Walker and Max Weaver Jr.; son-in-law, Max Weaver Sr.; and sisters, Shelby Jean Clark and Sharon Henderson. We celebrate and honor Vernon's legacy, grateful for the time we had with him and the love he leaves behind.

Family and friends of Vernon Earl Newton are invited to attend his funeral service at the Calvert Church of the Nazarene on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tim Sullivan officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30am until 11am prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Mt. Vernon Community Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Scotty Newton, Josh Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Steven Benton, Jimmy Jones, and Scott Presley, with Jonah Jones, Ray Mosley, Terry McCulland, and Donny Ray Reed as honorary pallbearers. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family during this difficult time.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Wake

Friday, March 31, 2023

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Calvert Church of the Nazarene

51 US-43, Calvert, AL 36513

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 31, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Calvert Church of the Nazarene

51 US-43, Calvert, AL 36513

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Other

Friday, March 31, 2023

Mount Vernon Community Cemetery

18890 St Stephens Rd, Mount Vernon, AL 36560

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