Burlone "Burl" Newton, age 79, of Bonner Springs, KS., passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at his home. Visitation will be 9-11am with the Funeral beginning at 11am, both Saturday, May 11th at the Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Bonner Springs Cemetery.
Burlon (Burlone) Newton was born on April 13, 1940 to the late John and Irene Trotter Newton in Johnsville, Arkansas. Burlon attended school at Hermitage High School in Hermitage Arkansas where he graduated in 1959. After graduation, he travelled to the Edwardsville/Bonner Springs, KS area in search of employment. During his search for employment he met and later married Juanita Jean Thompson on March 11, 1962. To this union they had six (6) children.
As a child he joined Palestine AME Church in Arkansas where he accepted Christ at an early age. After arriving to the Kansas City in 1960, he united with Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, under the late Reverend Roscoe Newton. He served as a faithful member and a Sunday School Superintendent. He also supervised, helped with church maintenance, and was a Deacon for over 50 years.
He worked various jobs until finding full-time employment at Deluxe Cleaners where he was a truck driver for (13) years. Because of his love for driving trucks, he worked at Reid Supply company where he delivered regionally. He also drove nationally with Highway Carrier Inc. and Wagner Industries until he retired in 2007.
Burlon loved his family and traveled across states to see family, whether for a homecoming service, family reunion or just for vacation. He would travel every summer to Arkansas with his sister ‘Dottie” to visit with family and friends. He loved to eat and took his time to enjoy every bite. He loved to work on cars and things around the house and was a collector of various items that only meant something to him.
After a courageous battle with Cancer, Burlon Newton departed his earthly home Sunday May 5, 2019 surrounded by his wife and children. He leaves to cherish his wife of fifty-seven (57) years Juanita Jean Newton: six (6) Children, Petrina Mae Johnson of Bonner Springs, KS, Terri Lynn Johnson of Bonner Springs, KS, Burlon James Newton (Renee) of Kansas City, KS, Cynthia Mire Garner (Willis) of Kansas City, KS, Curt Harrison Newton (Michelle) of Renton , WA, Kelley Leron Newton (Kelly) of Shawnee , KS, (19) Grandchildren: Andrea Palmer (Ronnie), Kathy Fuller (Jorge), Brittany Rhea (Chris), Tiffany Wilson, Christina Davis Garner, Brandon Newton, Bryan Newton, Tyreka Johnson, Willis Garner II, Tiara Johnson, Justin Garner, Zachery Garner, Chloe Newton, Elizabeth Garner, Emmanuel Newton, William Johnson, Kyla Newton, Kendall Newton, Kamdyn Newton, (7) Great Grandchildren Jermarkus Wilson, Kaylynn Rhea, Harmony Wilson, Carter Rhea, Lil Ronnie Palmer, TyLynn Johnson, Zayden Garner and (1) Godson Jeremiah Johnson; four (4) brother and sisters, Treadie Perkins, Earnest Newton(Helen), Betty Smith( Leotice), Kenneth Newton(Debbie); one (1) aunt Clorine Belin; and a host of Wonderful Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Relatives and Friends.