POSEYVILLE, Ind. — Michael D. Newton, 61, of Poseyville, Indiana was called Home Oct. 16, 2019.
He was born July 15, 1958, in Evansville to Dan and Cynthia Newton.
Mike was a graduate of Gibson Southern High School, class of 1976. He married the love of his life, Carla (Nix) Sept. 6, 1983, they just celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed having a good time together, which included dancing in their earlier years. They also enjoyed lots of vacations, both together and with their kids and grandkids.
Mike was a heavy equipment operator at Duke Energy for 36 years. Most knew him as Newt, especially those at Duke. He was passionate about his work and those he worked with. Mike appreciated firearms and knives and was known for always adding to his collection. Many hobbies included being a cowboy and deer hunting earlier in life, horseback riding, motorcycle riding, but mostly spending time with his grandchildren.
He was the strongest and most loving man to his mother, wife, children, brother, and his grandchildren. Mike will be remembered as a selfless family man who always thought of others first. He maintained his walk with the Lord throughout his entire life and was responsible for introducing his wife to the Lord. Mike was a member of Owensville First Christian Church. Newt will be missed by so many.
He is preceded in death by his father Dan Newton and infant granddaughter Kadence Lee Woods.
Michael is survived by his wife Carla Newton; mother Cynthia Newton; children Logan (Sarah) Newton, Megan Newton, and Kendra (Ivan) Woods; grandchildren Ashton Michael, Hannah Renee, Alayna Lee, Madison Joanna; brother Bart (Deloris) Newton; and faithful canine companions Marci Lynn and Pearl Mae.
Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Newt. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Owensville First Christian Church, 4680 W. State Hwy 168 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Funeral will be Monday at 12 p.m. with Bart Newton officiating and interment at Benson Cemetery.