On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Walter Jeffrey (Jeff) Newton, a devoted husband, loving father of four, passed away at the age of 81.
Jeff was born November 26, 1937 in Washington D.C. to Walter Tilden Newton and Ann (Brizendine) Newton. Jeff lived Washington D.C. and spent the summers in Tappahannock. VA at his grandparent’s farm as a child. The family moved to Arlington, VA when Jeff was a teenager. In 1957 Jeff met Carol Jean (Gedeon) Newton for the first time in Langley Park, MD and on September 12, 1961, the two married in Arlington, VA.
Jeff was a very hard working person who loved his children. He had a passion cars, boxing, and boating. Jeff especially loved his 11 grandchildren.
“That man is a success –who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it.; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.” Unknown.
Dad, you will forever be held in our hearts.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father Walter T Newton, his mother Ann Newton. His wife, Carol Newton, his daughter in-law Lisa M. Newton. He is survived by his Sister Ann Marie (Newton) Stavenhagen, his four children William Jeffrey Newton, Donald Joseph Newton, Walter Thomas Newton, Sheri Ann (Newton) Bennett. Several members of his extended family including nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the American Legion, 9605 Old Laurel Bowie Rd, Bowie, MD 20720 at 2:00 p.m. A continuation of the Celebration of Life will be at Howerton’s Baptist Church, Dunnsville, VA in the coming months with a separate notice.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in his name to the following:
Howertons Baptist Church 3875 Essex Mill Rd, Dunnsville, VA 22454 https://www.howertonsbaptist.com/