On February 20, 2010 Jesse Junior (Fig) Newton passed away gently surrounded by his family from his earthly home to his Heavenly home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ. He was born March 4, 1937 in Pulaski, VA to the late Jesse T. Newton and Ada kestner Newton.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Burley, Douglas, Charles (Shirl) and Dallas (Dick) Newton and by a sister, Margaret (Marg) Hall. Surviving are: His Wife of 51 years – Barbara Jane Johnston Newton; Daughter – Sandra D. Newton; Son – Anthony W. (Tony) and Wife, Kathy Hoosier Newton; Sister – Nancy E. Richardson and Husband, Charles; He was “Pappy” to his special Granddaughters – Brandi N. Newton and Fiance’, Gordon Cross; Gloria B. Newton; Great-Granddaughter – Makenzie B. Cross; Great-Grandson – Zaiden L. Cross.
He was beloved by all of his special nieces and nephews to whom he was a father figure. He will be missed by his companion dog “Bailey”. Mr. Newton served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 6 1/2 years and was an active member of the Hilltop Pentecostal Holiness Church on Veterans Hill, Pulaski.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 PM from Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Gregory, Rev. David Hoover, Gary Dodgion and K.B. Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the Pentecostal Conference Grounds, Dublin. Visiting will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.