Ricky Gene Newman of Mansfield, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, July 5, 2019 in Mansfield, Arkansas. Ricky was born on April 13, 1958 in Fort Smith, AR to Orville and Etta Bell (Duncan) Newman. Ricky was 61 years old.
Ricky was a hardworking and loving man. His motto was "Always be yourself and do your best to help others in this life". He was a genuine guy, what you see is what you get. He loved staying busy. He was always doing something, albeit gardening, woodworking or helping someone. Ricky's true love was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
Ricky leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children: Brittany Hill and husband Carl of Mansfield, Arkansas, Crissy Johnston and husband Matt of Indianola, Oklahoma, and Ricky (Jody) Newman of Mansfield, Arkansas. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Alyssa Hill, Kaleb Johnston, Joshua Johnston, Aaron Johnston and Emily Johnston. Ricky will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and loved ones.
Ricky was preceded in death by his loving wife of 23 years, Kathern, his father, Orville Newman and his mother Etta Bell (Duncan) Newman and two brothers, Robert and Bobby Joe.
Ricky's graveside life celebration will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Midland, Arkansas with Rev. Kenneth Elmore officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.