Jack Newberry
1941 - 2020
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Jack Newberry
PEORIA - Jackie Mervil Newberry was born August 22, 1941 to the late Mervil and Paulene (Harmon) Newberry in Calhoun, IL (rural Richland County). Jack, age 78, passed away at 5:42 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2020 at his residence in Peoria due to complications from lung cancer.
He married Diane Brandt on January 4, 1964 in West Salem, IL. She survives along with their four children, Ara (Kent) Jones, East Peoria, Brad Newberry, Peoria, Angie (Chris) Fonner, Orange Park, FL, Tim Newberry, Peoria, two grandchildren, Kody Jones, Kyleigh (Blaine) Wilmot and great grandson Grayson Wilmot. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Gibson, East Peoria, Marge (Bill) Usery, Bogart, GA and one brother, Wayne (Donna) Newberry, Creve Coeur. He was preceded in death by his sister Norma Jean Blesch of Olney, IL.
Jack's love of farming began early when at the age of 5 he learned how to drive a tractor. He continued in farming until moving to Peoria taking a position at Caterpillar in 1966 as a Machinist to support his growing family. He retired in 1997 having completed 31 years of service. Upon retirement, when his time became his own, he enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, watching sports on TV, tinkering with small engines and growing 10' tomato plants he had to pick standing on a ladder.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A private burial will be held at a later date "Down Home" in Southern IL.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Jul. 10 to Jul. 12, 2020.
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July 23, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jack's passing.
You and Diane were very dear friends to me....
See you on the other side old friend.
Blessings to the entire beautiful family.
Nancy Priebe
July 12, 2020
Marti and I are very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I have fond memories of stopping at the Newberry's when Brad was a paper carrier for the Journal Star and Diane helped me collect bill money on Mondays. They always made me feel welcome. Please accept our condolences.
Paul Bullock
July 8, 2020
So sorry for yourloss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cynthia Fargher
July 7, 2020
Such a quiet man, such a wonderful neighbor. My heartfelt sympathies are for all the family!
Melinda Schlink
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