February 24, 1950 - December 23, 2020
Bill Newton, age 70, of Goreville, Illinois, formerly of Cobden, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. Bill was born February 24, 1950, in Anna, Illinois to Byford and Verla (Billingsley) Newton. Bill graduated Anna Jonesboro High School in 1968. He retired from working for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He enjoyed cooking, attending sporting events, spending time with his friends, and especially cherished the time he spent with his girls. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #627 in Buncombe. Survivors include his four daughters and their families: Kandi Starkweather of Cave Creek, Arizona and her daughter, Maci Wagley and her husband, Luis (their children, Payton and Saylor) and her son, Bayli Duff; Brandi Karnes and her husband, Jason of Herrin, Illinois and their children, Chance and Presli Karnes; Dusty Palmer and her husband, Donald of Pinckneyville, Illinois, and their children, Dylln, Dustin and Daci; and Ashley Newton and her husband, Levi Lanpher of St. Louis, Missouri and their daughter Leighton Lanpher. He is also survived by his brother, Buckshot Newton; two sisters, Dena Johnson and Rita Belcher; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Rodger Joe Newton. Per Bill’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro. Bill’s family will hold a graveside memorial service for family and friends on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt Hebron Cemetery, Mount Hebron Rd., Lick Creek, IL 62958. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the education of the grandchildren of the deceased. Bill loved his grandchildren and their success was of utmost importance to him. Bill Newton Memorial Fund, 1413 Summer Dr., Herrin, IL 62948.
Bill Newton, age 70, of Goreville, Illinois, formerly of Cobden, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. Bill was born February 24, 1950, in Anna, Illinois to Byford and... View Obituary & Service Information
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