Funeral service for Elliott Glenn Newton, 64, of Lawton will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Lawton First Assembly in Lawton, OK.
Mr. Newton passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Lawton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Rose Hill Chapel in Rose Hill, North Carolina and burial will follow with full military honors at Newton Cemetery, Maple Hill, North Carolina.
Elliott was born on May 3, 1957 in Jacksonville, North Carolina to John L. Newton, Sr. and Sinna (Pigford) Newton. He grew up in Maple Hill, North Carolina and graduated from Dixon High School in 1975. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia and attended DeVry University. Elliott then joined the United States Army on January 20, 1977, and served his county with one tour in Korea and two tours in Germany. He received many awards and medals including the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar, and the Air Assault Badge. After his retirement from Army on January 31, 1997, Elliott worked for a while at Eagle Systems and Services in Lawton and later at the Harry S. Truman Educational Center at Fort Sill and a contractor at Tech Masters. Later he would go on to be software manager for Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate (CDID) with the Department of Defense. He dedicated a total of 36 years of Federal service. Mr. Newton married Barbara Miller on July 11, 1994, while he was stationed in the military, and they made Lawton their home. He was a Buffalo Soldier in the 9th and 10th (Horse) Calvary. Always a servant leader in the community, he was currently the 2nd Vice President of the Buffalo Soldiers. He served as sergeant at arms at the C3 Car Club, and enjoyed restoring cars, fishing, and photography. Elliott attended Lawton First Assembly.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Newton, of the home; his daughter and son in law, Dr. Felicia Haecker and Dr. Vince Haecker, of Sacramento, CA; his son, RaJohn "RJ" Newton, of Sacramento, CA; four brothers and sisters in law, John L. Newton, Jr and Beulah, David and Mary Newton, Samuel and Assettou Newton, and Calvin and Thelma Newton; three sisters and brothers in law, Virginia Christine and Benny Simmons, Annie Ruth Hickey, and Callie Mae and Edward Simmons; two grandchildren, Haydyn Haecker and Vinson Haecker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
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