MURRAY — Ben Thomas “Tommy” Newton, 84, of Murray died Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in Texas.
He was a Korean and Vietnam veteran who retired from the U.S. Army and the state highway department as a mechanic. He was a member of Ferguson Springs Baptist Church, and American Legion Post 73.
He is survived by four children, Robert C. Newton of Dallas, Nell Gartman of Kyle, Texas, John Newton and Glee Mikus, both of Florida; a brother, Howard Colston of Cadiz; two sisters, Ruth Smith of Cadiz and Lou Nell Litchfield of Marshall County; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Emma Newton; two children, Kim and RT Newton; his mother, Lillian Colston; and one brother.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013, at Ferguson Springs Baptist Church (94 Ferguson Dr., Benton, KY 42025) with the Revs. Howard Conner, James Keeling and Elijah Balentine officiating. Burial will be at Ferguson Springs Cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Ferguson Springs Cemetery Fund, 94 Ferguson Dr., Benton, KY 42025.
Imes-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.