Roy L. Newton Jr.

By  | February 4, 2023 | Filed under: Obituaries, Spry-Williams Funeral Home

  Roy L. Newton Jr., age 89, of Killen, Alabama passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at

NAMC in Florence.

He was preceded in death by his parents Roy L. Newton, Sr., and Alice Morrison Newton;

brother, Kenneth; and daughter, Michelle Swinney.

Roy is survived by his wife of 68 years, Nancy Tidwell Newton; two children, Nicole Corfman of

Lexington, AL and Patrick Newton (Jennifer) of Alpharetta, GA; five grandchildren, Jessica

Melson Wood (Tyler) of Sheffield, AL, Will Melson of Cartersville, GA, Kaitlyn Corfman of

Brooklyn, NY, Allison Swinney of Hamilton, AL, and Jonathan Corfman of Lexington, AL; two

great grandchildren, Jackson and John Micah Wood; and son-in-law Darrell Swinney (Jamie) of

Hamilton, AL.

Roy was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in an Engineering division. Roy spent 36 years as an

ironworker at Reynolds Alloys and was a member of the Ironworkers Local #447. He was a

member of Killen Church of Christ and actively involved in the church. He enjoyed spending

time with his family, out on the river or working at the farm in his garden.

The family is extremely thankful for the care and compassion shown by the doctors and nurses

at NAMC. Nancy would also like to thank a few special friends that have supported the family

throughout the years and during this difficult time. Don and Clara Jo Burgess, Bill and Geraldine

Morrison, Jim Morrison, Jerry and Cindy Campbell, and Stan Dean (officiant) and the members

of Killen Church of Christ.

The memorial service will be Monday February 6, 2023, at Williams Funeral Home with

visitation at 11:00 a.m. and the service beginning after at 12:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mars Hill Bible School or MD Anderson Cancer

Center, Houston, TX.

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