October 06, 2021

Gerald Lynn Newton, 68, of Dryden, VA, ran into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 with his family by his side.

Gerald was born on September 10, 1953, at Lee General Hospital in Pennington Gap to John Paul and Hattie Cleyo Newton. He was the oldest of their 10 children. Gerald, a retired coal-miner of over 40 years, was a hard-working, kind-hearted man, who always provided for his family. His strong work ethic remained with him throughout his life.

Gerald, along with the mother of his children, Mary Mosley Newton of Dryden, raised three remarkable children, Jared, Bradley, and Stacie. His children meant more to him than anything, something he proudly and often mentioned. Gerald was a strong, kind, and loving father, grand-father, and friend to many.

 Throughout his life, Gerald remained an avid hunter and skilled fisherman. He enjoyed being outdoors in his garden or with his farm animals. He had a talent for carpentry and mechanics. He was a jack of all trades.

 Gerald was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Jonesville. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, John Paul and Hattie Cleyo, his sister Colleen, and two brothers, John Quinton and Michael Joe.

 Gerald leaves behind his three children, their spouses, and five beautiful grandchildren: Jared and Tara Newton, of Jonesville, and their sons, Case and Riot, Bradley and Sammi Newton, of Jonesville, and their daughter Harper, Jesse and Stacie Wilson, of Duffield, and their daughters Brooklyn and Brynlee. Gerald is also survived by his three brothers, Paul Eddie “Fig” Newton, Kenneth Newton, and Daryl Newton, three sisters, Thelma Welch, Alice Quiet, and Stephanie Newton, one special nephew, BJ Welch, special friend, Teresa Kennedy, best friends, Lee Cooper and Mike Bledsoe, and several nieces, nephews, family, and beloved friends.

 The family received friends on Monday, Oct. 4 from 5-7 p.m. for the visitation at Holding Funeral Home, the funeral service followed in the funeral home’s chapel with, Pastor Lane Pennington officiating.

 The committal service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Glencoe Mausoleum at 11 a.m. Pallbearers were family and friends.

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