Randy Newlon Death, Obituary – Before enlisting in the Army of the United States, Randy lived in Hannibal, Missouri, where he had spent his boyhood. He was discharged from the service on an honorable basis after having served for a period of three years. He was both an expert in everything and a jack of all trades because he was so skilled in so many different areas. In addition to the time that Randy spent working as an owner-operator and assistant plant manager at Reading Tube in Hannibal and, later, at Cerro Copper in Shelbina, he also spent a number of years driving a semi-truck.
His previous employment included both of these roles at Reading Tube in Hannibal. He was a devoted fan of everything Mopar and particularly enjoyed competing in drag races. He was also a fan of everything else. Not only was he a good father to his children, but he was also a wonderful host to all of his children’s friends who frequented their home. His children’s friends thought very highly of him.
Camping and throwing barbecues for the family were two of Randy’s favorite things to do in his free time. After having both of his legs amputated due to health concerns, he converted both his automobile and his Kubota tractor so that he could continue driving. This allowed him to continue working on his farm. Randy was a man of amazing resolution; he was crystal clear on his goals, and he never failed to accomplish what he set out to do. Randy was a man of incredible resolve. He was able to strike up a conversation with whoever was interested in paying him a visit, and he did it with ease. Randy had a profound affection for his family, and he will be sorely missed by each and every member of that family.
Randy is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marilyn Newlon; his children, Robert Newlon of Kinderhook, Illinois and Angela (William) Redman of Quincy, Illinois; his six grandchildren, Blake Mitchell, Michael Mitchell, Ethan Redman, Alexa Mitchell, Naythen Newlon, and Ava Holmes; his siblings, James (Debra) Newlon, Richard (Marilyn) Newlon, and Cathy (Dave) Stewart; his in-law