Ronald L. Newton, 64, of Clarksville, Ohio (formerly of Lebanon, Ohio) died 2:28 PM, Sunday, September 22, 2013 at his residence. His wife, Debra Sue Blount Newton, preceded him in death. They were married May 22, 1967. Mr. Newton was born May 4, 1949 in Lebanon, Ohio, son of the late Richard and Katherine Little Newton.
Mr. Newton was the owner of R. L. Newton & Son Construction. He also raised Standard Bred horses and owned Newton’s Racing Stables in Lebanon. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the U.S. Trotting Association.
Mr. Newton is survived by a son, Ronnie Newton of Blanchester, Ohio; two daughters, Tracy Newton (Darin) LeForge of Clarksville, Ohio and Krista Newton of Clarksville, Ohio; four brothers, Bob (Janice) Newton of Lebanon, Ohio, Mitch (Kathy) Wardlow of Morrow, Ohio, Rick (Missy) Newton of South Lebanon, Ohio, and Pete Newton of Lebanon, Ohio; three sisters, Pamela (Don) Blades of Lebanon, Ohio, Sarah Jane (Jim) Rice of Pleasant Plain, Ohio, and Tammy (Rick) Davin of Anderson, Ohio; two half brothers, Greg Wardlow and Steven Wardlow; a half sister, Beth Wardlow; six grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Reynolds, Brandon Matthew LeForge, Brittany Renee LeForge, Brady Darin LeForge, Madilyn Leiann Newton, and Ronnie Lee Newton III; and his dogs, Paco and Sambo. In addition to his wife and parents, a daughter, Sherry Newton Reynolds, and two sisters, Evalena Newton and Jo Jones, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Pastor Larry Speelman officiating. Burial will be in Morrow Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.