Bro. Willard Shirley Newton, age 83 of Decaturville, TN passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
He was born February 12, 1937 in Missouri to the late William Archie Newton and Edith Furlong Newton. Bro. Newton was the associate pastor at Mt. Carmel Pentecostal Church. He loved preaching the gospel, playing his guitar and singing. Bro. Newton retired from P&M Coal Mine and later from Vulcan Materials.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Magdalene Phillips Newton and second wife Mary Sue Rosson Newton; one sister, June Kennedy; one brother, Arbie Newton.
Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Lindsay (Bobby) of Decaturville, Venita Pearcy (Terry) of Lexington and Teresa Newton (Jimmy) of Alabama; four sons, Tony Newton (Michelle) of Darden, Terry Newton (Leigh Ann) of Jackson, Chris Newton (Stephanie) of Lexington and Jeff Newton (Brandi) of Jackson. Others survivors include twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Bro. Newton will be conducted Monday, February 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of The Pentecostal Church of Darden with Bro. Ronnie Parrish, Bro. Jim Hicks, Bro. Terry Pearcy and Bro. Eric Warren officiating. Burial will follow in the Gray’s Chapel Pentecostal Church Cemetery. The Newton family will receive friends on Sunday at the Pentecostal Church of Darden at 3:00 p.m. and will continue until the service hour on Monday.
Oakdale-Decatur County is in charge of these arrangements.