Billy Ray Newton was born in Emporia, Kansas on March 23,1941 to Dale Dexter Newton and Elise May (Starbuck) Ray.
He was a Union Carpenter for many years; he served on the Union Board and was a Supervisor for many jobs he worked.
He is survived by seven of his children and one sibling; his sister, Janice Herb of Taylor, Texas; daughters, Vickie Ross of Missouri, Tracey of Mosier, OR, Marie and Loren Harnar of Parkdale, OR; sons, Kerry and daughter in law Charlotte Newton of Dallesport, WA, Richard and daughter in law Brenda Newton of Kelso, WA and William "Billy" Newton of Wishram, WA. He also leaves behind many grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and extended family.
He preceded in death of his Beloved and Mother of their children Alice "Cathy" (Meyers) Newton in 1988; a son, Michael Shawn Newton in 2010; a grandson, Andrew Jesus Hernandez Newton in 2012; three siblings, Rosemary, Alvin and Leon; and his parents Dale and Elise.
Mostly he will be missed by many who loved our Father and knew him. You are in the arms of Our Lord and Savior.This isn't a Goodbye this is a See you on the other side Dad.
I am broken, Lord hold him as I have, till I can hold him again...I deserve none of your grace, but my dad was perfect, for him and the ones left behind I need you now.
It's sometimes hard to know
Why something's happen as they do
For so much joy and happiness
Was centered around you.
It seems so hard to comprehend
That you're no longer here
But all the happy memories
Will help to keep you near
You're thought about with pride,
Dad with every mention of your name
Death cannot change a single thing
The love will still remain...
Graveside services are planned for 6:00 p.m., Friday, July 31st, 2020 at The Upper Valley Cemetery of Parkdale, Oregon.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center • visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.