Mr. Ben Thomas “Tommy” Newton
Died: October 22, 2013
Mr. Ben Thomas “Tommy” Newton, age 84, of Murray passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Texas.
Tommy was born on January 15, 1929 in Benton, KY. He is a Korean and Vietnam veteran who retired from the army and the state highway as a mechanic. He was a member of Ferguson Springs Baptist Church, and the American Legion Post 73.
He is survived by four children, Robert C. Newton of Dallas, TX, Nell Gartman and husband George of Kyle, TX, John Newton of FL, and Glee Mikus of Florida; a brother, Howard Colston of Cadiz; two sisters, Ruth Smith of Cadiz and Lou Nell Litchfield and husband Glen Dale of Benton-Aurora; six grandchildren, Cody Gartman, Lindsay Dixie, Benjamin Newton, Joe Hyde, Bryan Hyde, and Pete Hyde; and six great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Emma Newton; two children, Kim and RT Newton; his mother, Lillian Colston; and a brother, William Colston.
Funeral services will take place Friday, October 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Ferguson Springs Baptist Church (94 Ferguson Dr., Benton, KY 42025) with Bro. Howard Conner, Bro. James Keeling, and Bro. Elijah Balentine officiating. Burial will follow at Ferguson Springs Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 2:00 PM until the funeral hour at Ferguson Springs Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ferguson Springs Cemetery Fund (94 Ferguson Dr., Benton, KY 42025).
Condolences may be left at imesmiller.com.
Imes-Miller Funeral Home is in handling the arrangements.