PEORIA - Mr. John Wayne Newby, 51, of Peoria, Ill., passed away at 12:29 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family.
John was born on May 7, 1962, in Peoria to Lowell and Mary Martha (Burnham) Newby Wing.
John leaves to cherish his precious memories his loving and devoted daughters, Ashley (DJ Moran Jr.) Jason, Summer (and Terry) Failor and Faith (Eric Holesome) Newby, all of Peoria; along with his stepchildren, Andrew, Mikahl, Justice, Caleb, Rachele, Sarah, Jamie, Jana, Autumn and Eliza, all of Peoria; one brother, Joseph Meyers of Peoria; 10 grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one stepson, Justin Gibbs; and one brother, Gus Meyers.
John graduated from Manual High School in 1980.
He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a master carpenter who had a passion for restoring buildings.
John attended Riverside Community Church.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at United Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 8, 2014, with a visitation one hour prior, beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Stephen McKinney-Whitaker of United Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois CancerCare of Peoria or the Peoria Humane Society.
Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.