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Robert F Newton

Obituary for Robert F Newton

July 4, 1936 - July 14, 2017
Elkton, Maryland | Age 81

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Robert F. Newton of Elkton, MD, age 81, went to his eternal home Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born in Elba, AL on July 4, 1936 to the late William F. Newton and Mary June (McDowell) Newton.

Robert is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rebecca "Sherlene" Newton; two sons: Robert F. Newton, Jr. and his wife, Christy of Prattville, AL and Len Gregory Newton and his wife, Holly of Elba, AL; daughter, Sara Felicia Best and her husband, Robert of Greenville, SC; two step-children: Rebecca Gwendolyn Cox and her husband, Tim of Moses Lake, WA and Mahalia Dawn Hart and her husband, Jim of Philadelphia, PA; eighteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his step-daughter, Melissa Angeline Nolin and grandson, Kyle Franklin Newton.

Robert served 26 years in the military, on active duty and Army Reserves as an instructor.
He attended Auburn University and received his Mechanical Engineering degree. He worked in various states and abroad.
He loved fishing on the Chesapeake Bay with his wife, playing pool and poker with his pals at the clubhouse in the 55+ community of Cecil Woods.
He was a quiet man of faith, loved his family, and enjoyed life.

A memorial service in Robert's honor will be held at 11AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church of North East, 206 Mechanics Valley Rd., North East, MD 21901. Family and friends may begin visiting at 10AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to the "American Cancer Society" or "Wounded Warrior Project" and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.

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  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to the "American Cancer Society" or "Wounded Warrior Project" and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.
  • American Cancer Society
    PO Box 22718
    Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911
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