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January 9, 1946 - February 2, 2022

A celebration of Jim’s life will take place in the spring.    Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 76, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 2, 2022. Jim was born in Decatur, AL, on January 9, 1946, the son of James Oliver and Harriet Delilah (Williams) Newton. On November 19, 1962, he married the love of his life Judy Volenski, who preceded him in death in 2016. He was the owner of J&B Auto Service for many years. He was a man of many talents who could fix anything. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and race cars. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. Jim is survived by his children, Tracy Newton, Laura (Gary) Gill, James L. Newton, Kim (John) Holt, Jeff (Kristie) Newton; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, with another one coming in May; sister, Betty Johnston; several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents; three great-grandsons; and three brothers.