Garland Newton

Bruce Newton, 68, of College Station, passed into the loving arms of his Lord on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at home with his family by his side. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2009, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Bruce was born in Birmingham, Alabama to Joseph and Floree Newton. He was a life long Southern Baptist and a member of the Mason’s.

In 1959 Bruce married the love of his life, Jo Lawrimore and they raised three children. Bruce’s job carried the family from Alabama to Tennessee and Mississippi. Then in 1983 the family moved to College Station. Bruce worked for Navasota Mining until he was transferred to Germany in 1996. Bruce and Jo spent seven years in Germany while he worked for Mibrag Mining Company. They enjoyed traveling and site seeing in many European countries. In 2003, Bruce retired home to College Station to spend time with family and grandkids, fishing and watching NASCAR.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and mother in law Edith Lawrimore.

Bruce is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Jo Newton; daughters, Sonja Schlandt, and Missy Newton of College Station; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Pam Newton of Decatur, Alabama; grandsons and wives, Adam and Febe Moss of Denton, Texas, Sam and Cinnamon Bursell, of Killeen, Texas, Cody Bone, Josh Newton, Tyler Schlandt, and Ethan Schlandt, of College Station, and Mackenzie Rowland of Decatur, Alabama; brother and sister-in-law, JR and Mary Newton of Decatur, Alabama; father-in-law, Travis Lawrimore, of Trinity, Alabama; sisters-in-law and husbands, Linda and Louis Tuck of Trinity, Alabama, and Teresa and Billy Bates of Decatur, Alabama; numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved dog Rascal.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

The family would also like to thank Traditions Hospice and Tonya Scott for their service during this difficult time.


  1. Brother:

    I just wanted to say that I already miss you.
    You are my big brother and always will be. I love you and I know that you are in heaven fishing in that big pond, for you always loved it so much.

    I will always miss that laughter and big heart you had for not only me, but all those around you.

    We pray that your family will find comfort at this time.

    We Love you,
    The J.R. Newton family

  2. Missy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  3. Jo,
    We are so sorry to hear about Bruce. He was always a good friend. Not many in this world as good of man as Bruce was. Let me know if we came help you in anyway. Randy – Becky.

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