Mr. Scotty Eugene Newton, age 57, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at his home.
He was born on July 28, 1963 at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Delbert E. and Maggie B. (Smith) Newton.
Scotty was a graduate of Dora High School near West Plains, Mo. and called various Missouri cities “home” throughout his life.
After graduation, Scotty owned and operated Miller Time Construction and worked as a carpenter for many years until injury and illness forced his retirement in 2007.
Scotty was a member of the American Legion Post 639 of Springfield, Mo. where he volunteered his time to help with multiple events including fundraisers, fireworks displays and other programs. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Masonic Lodge and the Shriner’s in Springfield.
Scotty could easily be described as the “life of the party” and loved to have a good time. He enjoyed the outdoors and could often be found on float trips on both the Bryant and North Fork Rivers, fishing, and deer hunting. Scotty was a man of faith. He was baptized in the Bryant River and found solace in spending time there when he needed to find peace. Some of Scotty’s favorite memories include summer cookouts and other gatherings with his family. Scotty was an avid sports fan. He coached his son’s in baseball, played softball, and rarely missed watching a St. Louis Cardinals or Kansas City Chiefs game. Scotty will be most remembered for having a big heart and his dedication to the things that were important to him.
Survivors include: three children, Kaleb Newton (fiancé, Kendra Heisinger) of Jefferson City, Mo., Shannon Newton (wife, Brianna) and their two children, Kolton Newton of Dora, Mo. and Emily Newton of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Alisha Hughes and her two children of Colorado; his parents, Delbert and Maggie Newton of Jefferson City, Mo.; one sister, Kathy Volkerding (husband, Robert) of Jefferson City, Mo; three nieces, Leslie Chiles (husband, Dave) and their children, Reece and Alex Chiles, Courtney Yake and her daughter Mia Yake, and Megan Cortez and her children, John and Sophia Cortez; and two nephews, Brian Bloomer (wife, Susan) and their children, Livia and Luke Bloomer and Aaron Newton (wife, Lori) and their daughters, Dakota and Megan Newton.
Scotty was preceded in death by one brother, Stan Newton.
Private graveside services and interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital, 4400 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.