John N. Newton

October 13, 1925 - December 20, 2013
John N. Newton


John Norman Newton, age 88 of Wilmington passed away Friday, December 20, 2013.

He was born in Granville County, NC on October 13, 1925 to the late Lonnie and Aline Watkins Newton. He was preceded in death by brothers, Nelson Newton, L. J. Newton, Jr., James Newton, Taylor Newton, and a sister Elizabeth N. Taylor.

John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Estine Tart Newton; and a son, John Newton, Jr. and wife Pamela; and granddaughter, Lydia Ansley Newton of Charlotte, and God-Daughter Karen Barefoot of Wilmington.

John was a veteran of the US Navy where he served as an aviation machinist mate 3rd class during WW II. He retired from the NC Department of Revenue with 33 years of service. John was a proud mason and was a member of James A. Johnson Lodge # 493 in Louisburg, NC, Wilmington Scottish Rites Bodies and Sudan Shriners in New Bern.

A memorial celebration of life ceremony will be held 1 pm Monday, December 23, 2013 at Winter Park Baptist Church. The family will see friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Special thanks to all of the care givers at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for all of the love and care they provided for the last few months, as well as the veterans that assisted at his home and special friends, Gina and Larry Casey.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403 or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • December 23, 2013
    Barbara Aaron says:
    Ms. Fig, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your best friend and partner. You have been such a rock for him when he needed and you can be sure he knew how much you loved him. I'm here if you need anything. Take care, Barbara Aaron No Place Like Home Consignment

  • December 22, 2013
    Reggie Sykes & Tanya Lanier says:
    John we will miss you terribly. We loved you dearly. Rest in peace our dear friend.

  • December 22, 2013
    Reggie Sykes & Tanya Lanier says:
    On Friday God called one of his Angels home. John Newton was a truly good man. He was not famous. He was not rich in terms of what most people consider rich. John was rich in faith, kindness,and generosity. To know John was to love him. I will miss him terribly. He was my friend and treated me like family. John's type of man is one that is rare today. He was raised in an era when men were gentlemen and John was a gentlemen until the end. John made an indelible mark on my life and I am the better for it. John, you will be missed. I love you my dear friend. Rest in peace.

  • December 22, 2013
    Peggy Stallings says:
    Estine, Sorry to hear of John's passing. You are in my prayers. Sending you all my Love. Peggy Stallings

  • December 23, 2013
    Jay Holden says:
    Dear Mrs. Newton and Johnny, I'm thinking about you and praying for you today. Mr. Newton was always very warm and friendly to me, and I will miss him. Jay Holden