Ronald Wayne Newton, 64 of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 at home.
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Per Ron’s wishes, cremation. Memories of Ron and condolences for his family may be left at www.ledfordfamilyfh.com
or on our Facebook Page. Memorials are suggested to the Lancaster/Newton Education Fund and can be mailed or sent to the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.
Ron was born on October 26, 1954 in Trenton, New Jersey to Harry Arthur and Martha May (Welker) Newton. He graduated from Belleville Township High School in Belleville, IL. After high school Ron enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam, until being honorably discharged. He earned his Master Electrician Certification from the USWA. Ron was currently working for RMF Steel Products in Grandview, MO as a Maintenance Electrical Engineer. On August 7, 1999 Ron was united in marriage to Amy (Hogan) Newton in Odessa, MO. She survives of the home. He was a member of the St. George Catholic Church in Odessa and the American Legion Post 1000 in Jefferson City, MO. Ron was a Boy and Cub Scout Troop Leader for Troop 286 in Odessa. He was known for his witty humor and quick responses. In addition to spending time with family and friends, he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and working on cars.
Survivors include Ron’s wife Amy Newton of Odessa, MO; five children, Darrell Lancaster and wife Kelly of Clinton, MO, Bradley Dale Newton and companion Rachel Polston of Kansas City, MO, Ryan Michael Newton and wife Rachel of Odessa, MO, Dustin Lancaster and fiancée Kandis Dyer of Odessa, MO, and Shannon Marie Newton of Odessa, MO; a granddaughter, Kaycee Lancaster of Clinton, MO; one brother, Mark P. Newton and wife Laura of Belleville, IL; two sisters, Pamela M. Newton and companion Robert Weber Sr. of Swansea, IL and Diane E. Honer and husband Ted of Belleville, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Arthur Newton.