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Gary W. Newton

July 14, 1955 ~ April 10, 2020 (age 64)


Gary W. Newton, 64, of Gladstone, IL, passed away at 10:22 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2020 at his home.

 He was born on July 14th, 1955 in Aledo, IL, the son of Herald William and Barbara Ann (Bedford) Newton. He was raised in Bald Bluff, IL and attended school in Mercer County graduating from Westmer High School in 1973.

Gary married Brenda Holford Smith in Oquawka on March 19, 2014; she survives.

Gary was employed as a mechanic for most of his life, most recently he worked for Consolidated Grain and Barge in Gladstone, IL. Gary enjoyed life, the outdoors, working on cars and most of all, spending time with his family.

Surviving Gary is his wife, Brenda Smith of Gladstone, IL; two sons, Charles (Lora) Newton of Monmouth, IL, Brady (Parrish) Smith of New London, IA; three daughters, Brandy (R.K.) Smith. of Oquawka, IL, Nicole (Mike) Morgan of Ringgold, GA, Lacy (Jason) Link of Corunna, MI; four sisters, Teresa Lundeen of Oquawka, IL, Dorothy (Rusty) Hainds of Oquawka, IL, Dianna (Dennis) Higgins of Oquawka, IL, Brenda (Danford) Bigger of Oquawka, IL; one brother, Larry "Sam" (Jody) Newton of New Boston, IL. Also surviving are 10 Grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A celebration of life will be at a later date.

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