Royce Ellsworth Newton, 76, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
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He retired from the U.S. Army. After his retirement he enjoyed flying his own plane, along with watching NASCAR and other sports.
He was preceded in death by mother, Charlotte Ward Newton; father, Audry Ellsworth Newton; maternal grandmother, Augusta Ward; maternal grandfather, Harmon Ward; paternal grandmother, Sadie Daley; paternal grandfather, Robert Love Newton; sister, Audrey Lee Newton; and half-sister, Debbie E. Newton.
Survivors include a half brother, Donald Newton; half-sisters, Elizabeth Hankins and Brenda Burnell; step-sisters, Peggy Newton and June Thompson; aunt, Grave Hitchens; a special aunt, Virginia Gnatowsky; uncle, Alvin Newton; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at Bucktrout Funeral Home Friday, September 13, 2013 from 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held 11:30 am Saturday, September 14 2013, at the funeral home followed by burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the Wounded Warrior Project or
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net
Bucktrout Funeral Service of Williamsburg
4124 Ironbound Road Williamsburg, VA 23188
Published in Virginia Gazette from Sept. 14 to Oct. 13, 2013