Tony Eugene Newman
September 23, 1957 - July 16, 2019
It is with great sadness Tony Eugene Newman, age 61, of Blythe, GA., passed away peacefully at his home on July 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
Throughout his life, Tony had an immense love for flying radio control aircraft. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and a good cup of coffee.
Tony is survived by his wife, Beckie Akins, Blythe; mother, Iris Newman, Augusta; father, Bennie Newman, Augusta; daughter, Ginger (John) Black, Blythe; brothers, Glenn Newman, Blythe; Danny (Debra) Newman, Augusta; sister, Susan (Ralf) Kaschke, Augusta; grandchildren, Kennedy Smith, Kortni Smith, Katherine Black, Jacob Black, Jessica Black, all of Blythe; nephew, Jeremy Johnson, Augusta.
Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Arlington Burial and Cremation. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909. 762-994-0311
My condolences to family, I worked with Tony for years at Medical College of Georgia, he was a great friend and co-worker, he will be greatly missed. Now I pray with time the pain and sorrow that comes with the families loss will only get easier. RIP my friend.Richard Watlington - July 23 at 12:39 PM
I met Tony at work back in 1985, He was a great man with an open heart for friendship with everyone that he met. I will always remember our long discussions about flying and helicopters. He will be missed.Bob Evers - July 23 at 9:37 AM
You are flying high now go rest we will miss you partnerLisa Gunn - July 22 at 9:28 AM
Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Tony knew how to make you laugh especially if you were having a bad day. RIP TonyLoretta Thomas - July 22 at 5:45 AM
I met Tony when my husband and I visited my cousin Beckie. He welcomed us like we were best friends. He let me shoot his "machine gun" which was so cool. Rest in peace Tony and enjoy all Heaven has to offer!??CHERYL WALKER - July 21 at 6:16 PM
Tony you will dearly missed. It was a pleasure working with you. Praying for your family. May God bless you guys.Thomasina West - July 21 at 4:51 PM
Tony was my cousin and I dearly loved him. His New Years Eve parties were the best, especially when him, Glenn jammed on their guitars and someone else on drums. And yes he loved his air planes. When I visited, Tony would take me out to where he had his planes displayed and he would tell me a story about each one. He also loved to relax in front of his gigantic fish aquarium which was absolutely beautiful. The closest thing I ever got to was a beta fish in a small glass containe. I will miss my cousin very much. Tony loved life and it showed through his kindness and love for all. RIP Tony and I will see you again. Love ya TonyDonna Gullikson - July 21 at 11:29 AM
I met Tony through the love of flying radio controlled airplanes and the friendship soon grew into best friends. I build most of his airplanes and we would fly them at the golf course across the road. He loved flying in formation as we did the flybys. Then he would call me that evening and he would talk about how much he enjoyed our time flying together and about planes. He knew just about everything about airplanes and could tell you the name of each and every one. When he came over we talked about airplanes and have a cup of coffee. I will greatly miss my flying buddy and one of my best friends. Love ya man and rest in peace.George Bailey - July 21 at 8:57 AM
You were an amazing man! You lived a full and fun life! Thoughts and prayers for your family! You will be greatly missed by those that loved you!Leslie Bruce - July 21 at 6:21 AM
Tony was a very sweet man and will be missed. We went with him and Becky one Saturday and watched him fly his plane had a great time.He let Dennis fly it and show all the grandkids how to do it.Tammy Black - July 19 at 8:21 PM
I loved the way he could make me laugh! Never a dull moment when Tony was around. We shared many Jack n Mountain Dew or Diet Coke! I loved his story telling! You laughed so much you never really knew if they were true or not! I will never forget your yearly New Year Eve parties! A great man, EMT/Paramedic, pilot, jerky maker, friend and co worker! I will miss you Tony! Love ya man!Sandra Ledbetter - July 19 at 7:30 PM