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James Robinson Newton, 68, of Concord, peacefully passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018 in Concord, NC.
He was born January 2, 1950 in Murphy, NC to the late Barbara Worth Robinson David. James graduated from the University of Florida in 1972 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He retired as the CCE for Hagemeyer North America, formerly Cameron and Barkley of Charleston, SC, where he worked for 30 years. He was a sports enthusiast, stamp collector, published author/poet and history buff.
In addition to his mother, James was preceded in death by his step-father, Robert David.
James is survived by his wife of 42 years, Helen Hallman Newton; daughter, Ashley Manus and husband, Kyle of Concord; granddaughters, Ruby Layne and Lily James.
There will be a private family gathering.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of the Hunley in memory of James R. Newton, 1250 Supply St. Charleston, SC 29405, phone number 843-743-4865.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Newton family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.