Joseph ''Frank'' Newton
Joseph ''Frank'' Newton, 91, of Halifax passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015.
Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He had a love of the outdoors, horses, buggies, carriages, wagon trains, and gardening. He was retired from the State of North Carolina Department of Corrections with almost 30 years of service.
He was the son of the late Maggie Botts and Joshua Leonard Newton. Frank was also preceded in death by his wives, Helen Newton and Peggy Newton, and his brothers, Earl, Leonard and Ray Dean Newton.
He is survived by his daughters, Diane Vick and her husband, Bill of Conway, NC, Norma Cook and her husband, Gary of Elizabeth City, NC; his step sons, Glenn Hale and his wife, Sharon of Louisburg, NC, Darryl Wrenn and his wife, April of Carson, VA; his sister, Melissa Stroud of Lattimore, NC; his sisters-in-law, Martha Newton of Prince George, VA, Carolyn Sledge and her husband W.C. of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his grandchildren, Karen Kinyon and her husband, Chris, Ken Wood and his wife, Chris, Lisa Nowell and her husband, Bill, Casey Byrum and her husband, David, Jennifer Simpson and her husband, Joshua; his great grandchildren, Christopher Kinyon, Tyler Wood, Mackenzie Wood, Zachary Horvath, Megan Nowell, Sydnee Byrum, Adalynn Byrum, Harper Simpson, and Mackenzie Hale; his step grandchildren, Jonathan Hale, Christopher Nowell, Ashley Bennett, Stephanie St. Clair, Timmy Godsey, and Tammy Vick; six step great grandchildren; five step great great grandchildren; six nephews and three nieces. He also leaves behind two special companions, Wendy and Pearl.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM at the Chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Tim Jones officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Halifax. Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 1:30 until service time. The North Carolina Department of Corrections Honor Guard will be presiding at the visitation and funeral services.
The family would like to thank Home, Health, and Hospice of Halifax County and special care givers, Lanie Hale, Carolyn Sledge, Karen Arrington, and Darlene Green.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Halifax Baptist Church, PO Box 465, Halifax, NC 27839.