Franklin Kevin Newton

February 15, 1959 - January 4, 2018
Franklin Kevin Newton

Franklin Kevin Newton, age 58 of Wilmington passed away on Thursday January 4, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Wilmington on February 15, 1959 to James Monroe Newton and Frances Irene Goff Newton.

Kevin was a graduate of Hoggard High School and was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of Long Leaf Baptist Church and the Orient Masonic Lodge #395 AF&AM. Kevin had a long career as a Maintenance Mechanic starting with B&W, American Crane and ending at Terex Manufacturing. Kevin enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting guns and was very proud of his Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Beverly Collum Newton; sons, Kevin Newton Jr. and wife Cindy, and Jeremy Hannel and wife Amanda; four grandchildren,  Brittany, Pete, Riley, and Aria; and one great grandson, Gentry. Sisters and brothers, Brenda Bell, Sandra Cayton, Marsha Kanapaux, Jimmy Newton, Jackie LaBrecque, and Greg Newton. His four cats, “Bigg”, “Smokey”, “Nitro” and his special Daddy’s Girl “Magnum”.

Funeral services are planned for 2 pm Tuesday January 9, 2018 at Long Leaf Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Joshua Riley and Rev. Clayton Rivenbark. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family will see friends starting at 1 pm on Tuesday until the service time at Long Leaf Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials to Long Leaf Baptist Church or the Masonic Home for Children.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099.


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  • January 06, 2018
    Marcos Miranda says:
    Kevin was an excellent friend and brother in masonry. Always willing to help and teach me what I needed to do to.become a good Marshall! I will miss him greatly, but sooner we shall meet again brother !

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