Obituaries

David Emory Newton

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David Emory Newton, 54, of Centerton, AR passed away August 4, 2016. He was born in Baltimore, MD to Dr. Joseph Emory O'Neal Newton and Elizabeth (Kurz) Newton. David graduated from Arkansas State University (Class of '84) with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. He worked for Walmart for over 19 years, and was currently a co-owner/engineer with a technology consulting firm - Engineering With IT (Engwit). David was a faithful, active member of Grace Point Church in Bentonville, Ark., as well as a vital member of the Free Indeed music ministry. David had a huge heart, and made room in his circle for everyone. He loved unconditionally, and always saw the best in everyone. An engaging and inquisitive conversationalist, he was genuinely interested in understanding others' point-of-view, appreciating the differences of opinion, culture, and experience that define human individuality. David was adept at making others feel accepted and important in his presence. His friendly manner, his quick wit, and his Christ-like love drew others to him. He was a man of character and boundless generosity. His family and friends were always sure of his love for them. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth in 2011. David is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lezlie Hewitt Newton; one son, Cody Newton of Bentonville; one daughter, Callie Erisman and husband, Cole of Springdale and their daughter, Evalyn Erisman; his father, Dr. Joseph Newton of Ridgecrest, Calif.; sister, Martha Lester and husband, Peter of Fayetteville, Ark. and their children, Asha Lester, Erin Lester, Trajan Lester and wife, Hannah; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Pat Hewitt of Bryant, Ark.; sister-in-law, Tonya Hewitt of Little Rock, Ark. and many dear friends. For the memorial service, casual dress (or "tech-casual" as David might say) is encouraged. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m., Monday, August 8, 2016 at Grace Point Church in Bentonville with Pastor Wade Bryant and Pastor Mike McDaniel officiating. Memorials may be made in memory of David Newton to: Grace Point Church - Global Adventures Ministry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers. Words of comfort and memories may be made at stockdalefuneral.com.

Published August 6, 2016