David Morris Newton, 70, of Amarillo, TX passed away December 12th, 2019.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at Temple Baptist Church with Richard Dickerson and Scott Higginbotham officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
David was born on January 3rd, 1949 in Canadian, Texas to Charles and Maxiene Newton. He married Patricia “Trish” Jackson on December 5th, 1970. David was a member of Temple Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school director. David became a deacon at San Jacinto Baptist Church in 1982 under Pastor David Walker.
He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1967. He retired from Xcel Energy. He loved his job in Non-Destructive Testing. He was past president of Let’s Shoot Gun Club and a member of the Old School Car Club. David’s favorite thing was being surrounded by his friends and family! He enjoyed going to the Pancake Station to have breakfast with his friends and read the newspaper. He loved showing his antique cars at the car shows with his friends. He enjoyed his time outdoors especially camping, fishing, riding motorcycles, and shooting his guns. Over the past year, David loved volunteering at the Turning Point/Courtney’s Safe Place (The Rape Crisis Center of Collin County) in Plano, Texas. The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to Carol Stratton for being such a good friend and helping Trish and David with his care.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles and Maxiene.
He is survived by his wife, Trish Newton of Amarillo; a son, Jason Newton and wife Misty of Canyon; a daughter, Amy Chennault and husband Bradley of Frisco; two grandsons, Jackson and Jefferson; a granddaughter, Caydence; and a brother, Roger Newton and wife Suzanne of Jenks, Ok.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
The family suggests memorials to Courtney’s Safe Place for survivors of sexual assault at 3325 Silverstone Drive, Plano, Texas 75023 or to your favorite charity.