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Roger William Newling, 75 of Salisbury, passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at his home. Roger was born on April 5, 1939 in Fairhaven, MA, a son of the late Earl H. and Deborah Streeter Newling.
Roger was educated at the Mirror Lake School, he was owner and operator of AOK Body Shop in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived from 1947 to 1993. Roger was a Veteran of the United States Army. Upon moving to Salisbury, Roger worked for Beaver’s Honda Car Salvage. Roger loved racing as his life always seemed to center around cars.
Roger is survived by his wife, Sharon Rose Christy Newling; sons, Robert L. Newling of Mooresville, Jimmy D. Newling and Roger W. Newling both of Harrisburg. Daughters, Cherie Fazekas of Salisbury and Samantha Edwards of Safety Harbor, FL. Grandchildren, Gage and Aurelia.
The family would like to thank a special friend and caregiver Vicki Gibby, and Hospice and Palliative Care of Rowan County for their care and support during Roger’s illness
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Carolina Cremation PO Box 2185 Salisbury NC 28145 to help with final expenses or to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care of Rowan County 720 Grove Street Salisbury NC 28144.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the Newling family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.