Thomas Leroy Newton

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Tommy Newton, Sr. passed away on February 25, 2008 at his home in Hollywood, MD. He was the son of Joseph D. Newton, Sr. and Ann Elizabeth Newton. He was loved and raised by John and Catherine Woodburn after the passing of his mother. Tommy, with his son Bill, owned and operated Newton’s Tree Service. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, William Rhett Newton. He is survived by his son Thomas L. Newton, Jr., his daughter-in-law Rachel and their daughters Caroline and Emma. He is also survived by his son Bill Soule as well as his siblings; Joseph D. Newton, Jr. and his wife Loretta, Walter Woodburn and his wife Beth, Susan Readmond and her husband Bucky, Janice Batts and her husband Phil and Sparky Woodburn and his wife Paula. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. With him when he passed was his fiance’ Dolly McKay; who he called the love of his life. He often said that the past couple of years with her were the happiest of his life. Tommy was a life long resident of St. Mary’s County and enjoyed meeting many people throughout the years while operating Newton’s Tree Service. He enjoyed playing cards with friends, hunting with Larry Scriber and the friendship of Craig Jarboe, which lasted over 55 years. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends, who he loved dearly. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 10:00 AM in St. John’s Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Fr. Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Garner, Billy Norris, John Delozier, Danny Greer, Craig Jarboe and Chris Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Norris, Bucky Readmond, Walter Woodburn, Donald Hill, Frannie Woodburn and Rodney Dean. Contributions may be made to OPIS (Out Patient Infusion Center), P.O. Box 527, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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