David Morris Newton

David Morris Newton
David Morris Newton

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.

11 Replies to “David Morris Newton”

  1. Thank each of you for your kind words. Each person expressing their memories of David brings so much joy to my heart. It brings comfort and peace to know you are praying for our family and myself. It was David’s heart’s desire to win people to Jesus. He lived his life knowing that is why we are on this earth; to go and tell people about Jesus! We rejoice knowing he is pain-free with Jesus in Heaven! Trish

  2. I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I have not seen him since we were kids. We lived on the same block of Harrison St. in Amarillo. Roger and I are the same age, but I was also friends with David.

  3. Trisha and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for comfort for all of you~
    Julie and family

  4. We love this family so much! David was one of a kind. Trish and David are our closest friends and what an example of what marriage should be. We are so honored to have called David a friend! Trish, Amy, and Jason you are in our prayers and you are loved! ❤️

  5. I love your family dearly and I am lifting you up in prayers! Until the day you meet again I pray for God to comfort you and bring you miracles like never before. Trish I truly believe that God has a special prize for you for your love, dedication and care for David! You are so loved!

  6. Dave was the reason I joined the Old School Auto Club of Amarillo, having met him at the All-Star Ford show. I thought it cool because I am both much younger and own an Audi not a traditional hot rod. Dave encouraged me nonetheless. I never saw him as handicapped as he never complained and always showed a great smile and a great sense of humor. I was there and when his car broke down on the the way to Pampa and he took it all in stride. Although I never met his family I somewhat feel that I too lost an Uncle. RIP Amigo.

  7. Trish, I am sorry you’re having to say goodbye to the love of your life. There are no words to help ease the pain, but please know how very much I care.

  8. David fought long and hard for his life. Even though he was in pain, he was always gracious and made us feel he wanted to visit with us. He will be missed.

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