George Delmar "Ted" Newton

Class of 1924

George Delmar “Ted” Newton

May 1, 1905 – July 14, 1983

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian church for G. D. (Ted) Newton, 78, life-long resident and former mayor, who died at 2 p.m. Thursday at his home, 1705 Park Lane.

Rev. M. R. Work, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Hill cemetery under direction of Ladasau-Evans Funeral home in Enid. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The body will lie in state at the First Christian church from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Newton was born in Perry May 1, 1905, attended Perry schools from which he graduated in 1924 and was employed at the Christoph & Newton Furniture and Funeral home starting in 1923.

He became owner and operator of Newton Funeral Home in 1946 which he continued until ill health forced his retirement in 1965.

Newton was past president of the Perry Rotary club, past president of the Perry Chamber of Commerce, 32nd Degree Mason, past president of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors association and served as mayor of Perry in 1932.

He was on the original board of directors of Perry Memorial hospital, member of the Akdar Shrine Temple of Tulsa, past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star and member of the Perry Masonic lodge No. 78.

Newton was a member of the First Christian church which his parents helped to establish.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, of the home; two sons, Jack D. Newton of Perry and G. W. (Bill) Newton of Tulsa; five grandchildren, Faith Ann Lemler, Stillwater, Jan Newton, Tulsa, J. D. Newton, Sacramento. Calif., and Ted and John Newton of Tulsa and four great-grand-children: Mark, Dee and Jackie of Stillwater, and Kinnison Start Newton of Sacramento.

He was preceded in death by his father, George A. Newton, his mother, Dorcas S. Newton, and two brothers, Charles A. Newton and Harry L. Newton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the youth department of the First Christian church.