Obituary of Paul Joseph Newton II

Paul Joseph Newton II, 64, of Fort Scott, Kansas passed away Friday evening, February 18, 2022, at the Ascension Via Christi Emergency Room in Fort Scott.

He was born July 4, 1957 in Fort Scott, the son of Paul J, and Jennie Zembal Newton. He married Sondra Simons, June 25, 1976 at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle.

Paul Joe graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1975, where he wrestled and played football. He then attended Fort Scott Community College. Over the years he owned and operated Newton Automotive, was employed by KDOT, Fort Scott Truck & Tractor, Mid Continental Restoration and Bourbon County Public Works.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting, spending time with his family, and watching his grandsons play sports. He didn’t know a stranger, and always kept us laughing. He enjoyed being the family Bingo Caller, Uber Driver, and was well known as the backup Umpire for Safe Valley Baseball and “never made a bad call”.

Paul Joe is survived by his wife, Sondra of 45 years, of the home, two sons, Paul J. Newton III (Trey) of Kansas City, Missouri, and Josh Newton and wife, Trisha of Fort Scott, a daughter, Sammi Simpson and husband, Kaleb of Fort Scott, a sister, Paulette Albright and husband, Richard of Fort Scott, and grandchildren, Ryder, Rush, Ridge & Rocki Newton, Willow Simpson and Treyton Newton, sister-in-law, Law Dawnell Newton of Rolla, Kansas, along with numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul & Jennie Newton, and siblings, Marlene, Scott, and Jeff Newton.

Pastor Matthew Hunt will officiate funeral services for Paul Joe at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at the Faith Church (South of Fort Scott) on Hwy 69, 2203 Deer Road, Garland, Kansas 66741.

Burial will be private (for family only) in the Clarksburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

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