Gary Daryl Newton, 52, passed away August 10th, 2017 at the Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale, AR after a long battle with ALS. He was born in Springdale, AR on July 15th, 1965 to J.B. and Ruth Newton. He graduated from Gentry High School. Gary attend junior college in Oklahoma and graduated from COM School of Ministry in Tulsa, OK in 1995. He married Cory E. Hunnicutt on Dec. 19th, 1994. They had one son Tyler Newton on April 21, 1998. He was a dedicated Christian, loving husband, father and friend.
Gary worked as a Children’s Pastor for several years in Oklahoma, after he was married. After the birth of his son, the family moved back home to NW AR where he worked in sales for TEW, Inc.
Gary loved spending time with his friends and family. He was a HUGH sports fan. He loved both watching and playing multiple sports. He especially enjoyed teaching, playing and watching his son, Tyler play basketball. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
Survivors include his wife Cory and son Tyler of the home in Siloam Springs, AR; his mother Ruth Newton of Gentry, AR; his brother Gene Newton wife Susan Newton and their children Jonathan, Rachel, David and Matthew of Gentry; sister Gail Langford of Springdale; nephew Brad Doss and wife Daila and their daughter Lucy of Springdale ; niece Cristina Copeland, her husband James and their children Aiden, Asher and Avlyn of Springdale. Father In Law John Hunnicutt of Oklahoma, brother in law Stephen and wife Karen of Kentucy and their children Michael, Karen Doss (her husband Nick and their son Josue), Kaitlynn Tatro (her husband Dalton their children Isabella, Karina, Katylia and Ayden), Brittany Hunnicutt (her daughter Keylie), Johnathan, Joshua, Abigail, and Joe. Brother in law Shawn Hunnicutt, wife Tina and children Kami Kidd and Cole Hunnicutt of Marble, AR. Gary also has a large number of surviving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and In Laws.
A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held in the gymnasium of the First Christian Church of Siloam Springs, AR located at: 1405 West Jefferson Street, Siloam Springs, AR 72761 on August 26th, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite memories of Gary while eat of few of Gary’s favorite foods, laugh and remember the love we shared for him.
In leu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to either the ALS Association Arkansas Chapter. 1200 W, Walnut, Suite 2309. Rogers, AR 72756. 479-621-8700 or Circle of Life 901 Jones Rd Springdale, AR 72762. (479) 750- 6632