Bud Newton

  • Born: May 6, 1950
  • Died: March 25, 2016
  • Location: Searcy, Arkansas

Powell Funeral Home

2602 W. Beebe Capps Expy
Searcy, AR 72143

Tel. (501) 268-7220

Tribute & Message From The Family

William Lynn "Bud" Newton, 65, of Searcy received his heavenly reward Friday, March 25, 2016. He was born in Searcy, May 6, 1950 the son of Hassell and Maxine Showalter Newton. Bud was an avid competitive sportsman and taught exercise classes at Searcy Athletic Club. He supported his church serving as secretary to the vestry and and was a Lay Reader. Bud earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University Oklahoma. His Juris Doctor from University of Arkansas, Little Rock and his Master of Laws in Taxation from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas. Surviving is his loving companion, Darline Webb, Searcy, a brother; Robert Newton, Hot Springs; sisters, Sandra Holmes, her husband Bill, Conway, and Connie Feagin, Conway. Step son, Richard Grinalds, Fort Worth, Step daughter, Bess Arrington, Memphis. Step grandchildren, Brendan Grinalds, Adam, Richard, Caroline and Emily Arrington. Nephews, Chris Feagin, Greenbrier, Ryan Feagin, Benton, Justin Holmes, Vilonia and Jeremy Holmes, Greenbrier. 11 great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral 2:00 pm Wednesday at Trinity Parish Church Episcopal in Searcy. Burial will follow in White County Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. Memorials may be made to Trinity Parish Church Episcopal, 200 N. Elm, Searcy, Ar. 72143.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Marcia and I want to express our condolences to Bud's family. He was in our wedding party 35 years ago. He will be missed by all his friends and family.

Posted by Danny Dobbins - Mabelvale, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

So sorry for your loss. I knew Bud from Searcy Athletic Club. His smiling face will be missed

Posted by Ann Wheetley Kuter - Searcy, AR - Acquaintance   March 29, 2016

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Bud was a really good person and will be missed by many.

Posted by Deon Marion - Searcy, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

Bud ment so much to us as new members of the church. He welcomed us and made us feel welcome. A shinning example of the Christian Spirit.

Posted by Janet Scott - Pangburn, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

A long time has passed, but I'll always remember Bud from High School as a good friend.
Sorry for your loss!

Posted by David Taylor - Searcy, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. Bud and I had been friends since we were very young. We ran at the Harding Track many times as adults until I moved to Little Rock. Bud was a good man and a good friend and will be missed.

Posted by David Walker - Little Rock, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

We will truly miss Bud. He has been part of our extended family for years. We were privileged to spend holidays and birthdays with him at Sandra's house, Connie's house and our house over the years. Bud was always there pitching in and helping. He loved the Lord and it was visible to all that spent time with him. Blessed that we will be meeting him again someday. Love you brother in Christ....Keith and Jan

Posted by Keith & Jan Simmons - Conway, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

Bud was a life-long friend, and when you had a friend like Bud, you knew what a friend could be. I treasure the hours we spent talking and reminiscing about old times, old friends, and old teammates. This much I know about Bud Newton, he loved his Lord, and how he loved his family. Bud treasured his friends and was likewise treasured by many. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Jim Davis - Sherwood, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016



Posted by ANDY BIRMINGHAM - Friend   March 28, 2016

Bud was my cousin. His mother & my mother were sisters. He was a care giver for his mother & I was walking the same journey with my mom. He was a comfort to me during this time & I hope I was to him.

Bud loved his family deeply & loved spending time with them. He was a good friend to many. The last time I saw Bud he was in the parking lot of WalMart waiting on a friend he had taken to shop. Little did I know that would be the last hug we would share.

Bud, what a blessing you were to me.

I loved you dearly.

Posted by gail nier - the villages, FL - Family   March 27, 2016

I knew Bud for most of our lives and I never heard him have a harsh word toward anyone. There are not many of us for which that can be said. He will be missed.

Posted by Danny Wilson - Charleston, AR - Friend   March 27, 2016

We worked with Bud at Pioneer Village. We are really going to miss him. So sorry for loss.

Posted by GuyAnne Ransom, Randy Feagin, and Vince Henderson. - Searcy, AR - Friend   March 27, 2016

What a shocking loss. Bud was such a dear friend to me during our senior year at SHS (my only year there) and the following year at SCA (now UCA). He was always so kind and so interested in others. It was a great encouragement to a "stranger" to know someone like Bud.

I looked forward to seeing him at reunions and other occasions. It was always like we'd never been apart. Such an encouraging and empathetic soul.

I look forward to that reunion I'll have with him in the clouds one day when we meet the Lord in the air. Until then, my prayers are with all the family.

Posted by Ed Eason - CONWAY, AR - Friend   March 27, 2016

RIP Bud. Prayers for the family during this sad journey

Posted by Carolyn Wright - Bryant, AR - Friend   March 26, 2016

Bud was a lifelong friend with our birthdays only a couple of weeks apart. He was a virtual encyclopedia of sports information. We along with two friends ate together once a month on Saturday--always out of town. I always was amazed at what detail he recalled concerning sports during our road trips. I will certainly miss him.

Posted by Roger L Dobbins - Searcy, AR - Classmate   March 26, 2016