George Newton

Obituary of George A. "Butch" Newton

George A. “Butch” Newton, 74, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2023. The husband of Barbara Jo Kays Newton, Butch was born May 13, 1948, to the late George and Dorothy Cissell Newton in Shelbyville, Kentucky and raised in Nelson County, where he grew up working on the family farm. He was a member of the Laborers International Union of North America Local 189, earning his 50 year Service Pin, just this year. Butch was also a former Master Mason of Hiram Lodge #4. He enjoyed watching women’s softball, attending antique car and tractor shows, and the NFL, but above all, he was a proud Pawpaw and loved spending time with his great grandchildren.  

In addition to his wife of 56 years, Barbara Jo Kays Newton, Butch is survived by his daughters, Tabitha Newton of Frankfort and Kimberly Newton McGaughey of Lawrenceburg; a sister, Dorothy “Dot” Newton of Florida; brothers, Gilbert Newton of Lawrenceburg and Patrick (Shannon) Newton of Frankfort; his grandchildren, Jeremy (Winnie), Jessi (Bill), Kyle, Charlie (Christen), Emily (Chris), Kayla (Jalen), and Toni Mae; and his great grandchildren, Jayden, Penelope, Olivia, Cassidy, Jaxon, Violet, Kyran, Kasen, Karter, Kaiven, and Kavari. 

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy Cissell Newton and his son, George “Tony” Newton, Jr.  

A private family service will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Contributions to the Network for Good at You can direct your gift to the “Cardiology Research and Education Fund” by typing that name into the search box (top right of page). You can also make a check payable to the University of Kentucky with instructions to deposit it into the Cardiology Research and Education Fund, PO Box 23552; Lexington, KY 40523. 

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