FREDERICKTOWN — L. Glenn Newton, 83, of Fredericktown, passed away Dec. 30, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was born July 15, 1929, in Howard to the late Gerald D. and Bonnie (Strouse) Newton.
Glenn was a 1947, Howard H.S. graduate where he lettered fours years in basketball. He attended the Howard Church of Christ and loved sports, golfing, hunting and especially fishing at Knox Lake and Lake Erie. Glenn passed this love and passion onto his son, Jim and grandson, Travis.
Glenn was retired from American National Can after 45 years with the company and during those 45 years he never missed a day of work. He was a U.S. Korean War Army veteran. Glenn was a devoted man to his God, family and the country he loved.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Vickroy) Newton; a daughter, Ann M. (Alan) Divelbiss of Fredericktown; a son, James R. Newton of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Travis, Ashton, Tyler, Trey Divelbiss and Caitlyn and Jacob Newton; two great-grandchildren, Hadley and Kai Divelbiss.
Glenn was preceded in death by his sister, Yvonne Lemasters.
In keeping with Glenn’s wishes, a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Homes are handling the arrangements for the Newton family.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.