Bill Ray Newton(1934 - 2012)

Bill Ray Newton July 27, 1934 - November 9, 2012 Bill R. Newton, born July 27, 1934, to parents Floyd and Lena Mae Newton in Durant, Oklahoma passed from this life on November 9, 2012. He married Frances Ruth Short and they had 6 children, Bill, Steve, Richard, Gary, Francine, and Randy. Bill worked on a ranch in Mettler, CA with his father growing up, then went on to work in trucking and farming for most of his life. The last 20+ years he operated Newton's Farm selling locally grown produce at his home on Hermosa Rd. Bill was very proud of his kids and grandkids and enjoyed playing cards and games with them. Any event bringing food and family together was his idea of a good time. He is survived by his wife, Frances; his 6 kids; 21 grandkids; 13 great-grandkids; his siblings Harold, Maylene, Barbara, and Betty and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing and Memorial Service will be held at First Pentecostal Church, 1418 W. Columbus, Bakersfield, CA. Viewing is Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 from 6:00-8:00p.m. and Memorial Service is Nov 14, 2012 at 10:00a.m. with his final resting place at Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery. www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2012