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John Joseph Newton

August 31, 1947 — May 1, 2020

John Joseph Newton, 72, departed this life on Friday, May 1, 2020 at his home in Richmond, Kentucky. He was born August 31, 1947 to Robert and Josephine “Sis” Newton. He leaves behind his wife Jean Newton, a son Kevin (and Becky) Newton along with two grandchildren Abby and Josh Newton. Also surviving are Jean’s children Vickie (and Bryan) Cain and Ricky (and Peggy) Roe, along with her grandchildren Miranda (and Shannon) Russell, Brooke (and Nick) Murphy, Ashley (and Lee) Powell, and Crystal (and Josh) Scott as well as eight great-grandchildren all of whom he loved very much. John was preceded in death by his parents, a brother “Connelly” Newton, and his wife of 40 years Linda Randall Newton.

He was a member of the Science Hill United Methodist Church, and attended Church on the Rock in Richmond, Kentucky. John worked in insurance for many years and enjoyed working for the Somerset Independent Schools for several years.

John was an accomplished golfer, having won the Lexington City Championship in the late 1970’s and qualifying for the US Public Links tournament on two occasions. He and his son, Kevin, won the Kentucky State Father-Son championship in 1991. He loved the game of golf and won many invitational tournaments in the 1970s through the 1990s. He leaves many friendships that were developed while on the golf course.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Science Hill Cemetery with Brother Mark Sarver officiating. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

 

 

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