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Obituary: John Guy Newberry

Obituary: John Guy Newberry

March 13th, 2019 in Obituaries

John Guy Newberry, 77, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City, Mo. with family at his side. He was born on July 19, 1941, in St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City, Mo. to Carle R. and Mildred (Hord) Newberry. He was united in marriage to Moretta Kay Russell in 1963, who survives at the home. John attended Jefferson City elementary schools, was a 1959 graduate of the Jefferson City High School and a 1965 graduate of Lincoln University. He was a member of the First Christian Church. John had a wonderful diversified working career which began at the Empire State Bank in Kansas City, Mo.; the Bank of Lancaster, Lancaster, Mo.; State Highway Safety; Personnel Director for the Honorable James Kirkpatrick; President and General Manager of the Mo. State Employees Credit Union; Bank Star One in Fulton, Mo. and Ozarks National Bank, Lake Ozark, Mo. After retiring, one of the things he most enjoyed was driving the school bus with First Student for the Jefferson City School System. He especially loved driving the students to and from sporting events since he was such a sports fan. John was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors whether at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Osage River or anywhere there was a pond, field, or woods. He loved to travel with his wife and family, and for the last several years he was a "Winter Texan". He also liked to stop off at any casino boats they happened to pass along the way, and was always up for a game of craps if the table was hot. John had the gift of a wonderful sense of humor and never knew a stranger. John is survived by his loving wife of over 55 years: Moretta Kay; one son, Michael T. (Michelle) Newberry; two grandchildren, Noah and Kaylyn; brother, Robert H. (Dorothy) Newberry of Frankfort, Ky.; nephews, Steve and Brad Newberry, Don (Paula) Hall, Craig (Stacy) Hall; and nieces, Lynne (Bob) McWilliams, and Sheri (Travis) Hurley; two sisters-in-law, Fran Russell (Tom) Van Loo and Twila Sue Russell (Don) Hall; and cousins, Patty Felz and Mary (John) Wetzel. John was preceded in death by his parents. Friends will be received from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Houser-Millard Funeral Directors. Funeral Service will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Houser-Millard Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made to First Christian Church, 327 East Capitol, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.