Samuel Earl Newton

October 4, 1952 ~ January 26, 2016 (age 63)


S. Earl Newton

S. Earl Newton, 63, of Scottsville, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
He was born on October 4, 1952 in Charlottesville, a son of Samuel Ernest and Marie (Gentry) Newton of Scottsville.
Earl retired as a Lieutenant with the Albemarle County Police Department and was proud to have served and been honorably discharged from the United States Navy. He was a faithful member and Past Master of the Scottsville Masonic Lodge #45; the Buckingham Royal Arch Chapter; the Charlottesville Allied Rights; the ACCA Shriners, Provost Guard in Richmond; and the Thompson Hall Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was also a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, and Trustee at Antioch Baptist Church in Scottsville.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife of 40 years, Gloria (Rittenhouse) Newton of Scottsville; two daughters, Heather Morrison and husband, Richard of Scottsville and Erica Hamilton and husband, Jason of Long Beach, Mississippi; a sister, Gwen Napier of Scottsville; a brother, Shannon Newton and wife, JoAnne of Dillwyn; three grandchildren, Alex and Samuel Morrison and Amelia Hamilton; two brothers-in-law, Travis Rittenhouse and wife, Stacey of Scottsville and Justin Rittenhouse of Boyden Beach, Florida; and a number of other extended family members and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law and friend, Charles Napier.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Antioch Baptist Church by Pastor David Vogt. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Friday evening, January 29, 2016 at Antioch Baptist Church (4422 Antioch Road, Scottsville, Virginia 24590).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children c/o ACCA Shrine, 1712 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227.
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January 29, 2016

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Antioch Baptist Church
4422 Antioch Road
Scottsville, VA 24590

January 30, 2016

2:00 PM
Antioch Baptist Church
4422 Antioch Road
Scottsville, VA 24590

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