Mr. Newton was born on September 19, 1925, in Lakeland, Florida to the late Julian Isaac, Sr. and Martha O’Neil Newton. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Demorest, Georgia and had served as deacon at the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island, Florida. Mr. Newton had served as a general manager with The Chattahoochee Mountain Fair Association. He was a member of the Grant Reeves VFW post #7720 and Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Newton was a Veteran of the United States Navy having served his country during World War II. He was co-owner of J. I. Newton Construction for 25 years in Bartow, Florida. He served as a school bus driver with the Habersham County Board of Education for 15 years. Mr. Newton operated a furniture refinishing business in the Demorest Depot and also owned Demorest Mini Storage.
Survivors include his wife, Fay B. Newton, Demorest, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Caron and Earl Bennett, Lakeland, FL; sons and daughters-in-laws, Julian Isaac, III and Debbie Newton, Kissimmee, FL, James Cofield and Tammy Newton, Statesboro, GA; sister, Marthann Newton, Laguna Beach, CA; brother, Dr. Joseph Newton, CA; eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., on Monday, September 22, 2014, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Georgia with Rev. Russ Barker, Rev. Robert Truelove and Mr. Michael Hulsey officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens with military honors, provided by The United States Navy Color Guard and The Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, 245 Central Ave. Demorest, Georgia. 706-778-1700
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