of Marion, AR
August 14, 1951 - May 21, 2022
WESLEY ALAN NEWTONAugust 14, 1951 May 21, 2022Wesley (Wes) Alan Newton, 70, Marion, Arkansas, formerly of Marion, Indiana, passed away on May 21, 2022 in his home. He was born in Evansville, Indiana, on August 14, 1951 to Owen Dwight Newton and Constance Jean (Cook) Newton. On September 27, 1980, he married Marcia Freeman.Wes graduated from Marion High School, Marion, Indiana, in 1970. After graduation he served as an Aircraft Maintenance Specialist in the US Air Force and is a Vietnam veteran. He also served in the US Army as a Construction Equipment Repairer. He held several jobs in the mechanics and maintenance fields during his career. Wes retired from Schneider National Trucking Company where he was a diesel mechanic and shop floor leader. Family was a top priority for Wes. He loved all of his family parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents but his wife, daughter, and granddaughters (all his "girls" or "kiddos", as he called them) were his pride and joy. One of Wes' favorite activities was riding his Harley Davidson. He especially liked his cross country bike rides in the United States and mountain rides in Germany. He loved working in the yard and tinkering in his shop. Wes also loved art and spent many hours drawing and creating art pieces. He had several Great Danes over the years and he enjoyed walking in the woods with his dogs. Another of his favorite activities was hiking. He and his wife enjoyed hiking in the United States, and in Germany, where they lived twice during their marriage. He was a very giving person and he was always willing to help others. Wes is survived by his wife, Marcia Newton, of Marion, Arkansas; daughter, Allison Newton of Marion, Arkansas; granddaughters Chloe Kauffman and Lyndsey Almeda of Marion, Arkansas; his mother Constance Newton of Marion, Indiana; sisters Claudia (Rodney) Faulk of Marion, Indiana, Noreen (Don) Shearman of Ocala, Florida, and Lee Beth Moore (Jerry) of Kendallville, Indiana; and brother Clyde Newton of Muncie, Indiana.Wes was preceded in death by his father, Owen Dwight Newton, and sister, Denise (Dee Dee) (Newton) Kuehn.The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis, Arkansas. The funeral service will be at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, Marion, Indiana. Interment, with military honors, will be at the Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Indiana. Arrangements are pending.
Till we meet again my friend
Wes was such a fine man and was so caring . My heart goes out to you all. Rest in heaven Chloe and Lyndseys beloved Poppy ♥️
I have known Wes for about 12 years. Wes was a dear friend and he will be missed deeply. Wes may you Rest In Peace and prayers for your family
Claudia and family, we are sad to read of Wes passing and will remember him from our early days. I am not sure if the 'gang' all knows, but please know that I speak for many. I pray for comfort and peace to all during this time.Steve Bilbee
I am so.very sorry for your loss. I have found the pain of losing a loved one doesn’t go away but you began to cope other ways. The memories will be even more precious.
Wes was a wonderful man and a great humanitarian. He always thought of the other person before himself. He loved Marcia and his “ kiddos” with a vengeance.He will be missed by all his Masonic brothers and their wives.
With every trip to Illinois you left us with smiles and memories! Rest In Peace Wes. To all the family you have our deepest sympathies and prayers! Terry & Kristi
Hey Mr Wes it was a pleasure getting a chance to meet u while i was working at Sicily's Pizza u will forever be missed Praying for yall LOVE ALWAYS
Wes was a life long friend ever since Jones Jr high rest in peace my friend