Victor Maurice “Vic” Newlin, 91, of rural Elizabethtown, Ill., passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg. He was born on November 18, 1926 in Yale, IL, the son of the late, Charles E. and Velva Ine (Lambert) Newlin.
Vic married Retha J. Colvin on October 6, 1946 in Sedan, Kansas. He was a proud World War Two Army veteran and a member of Shawneetown American Legion Post #585.
Vic was an avid Elk, Deer, and Fowl Hunter; ocean and fresh fisherman; and loved to mow grass with his John Deeres.
He spent twenty-two years know as “Gabby” at Peabody Coal, owned and operated Newlin’s Grocery and Gas Station near Sparks Hill and also worked in excavating and farming. Vic was of member of the Social Brethren Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Retha Newlin of Elizabethtown; five children, Marilyn and James Pum of Burlington, WI, Leonard and Jan Newlin of Spring Valley, IL, Charles R. Newlin of Freeburg, IL, Susan E. Newlin of Elizabethtown, IL, Carol McCarty of Ridgway; three sisters, Tabitha L. Stivers of Casey, IL, Imogene Huddleston of Greenup, IL, and Dorothy Wilson of Westmont, IL; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Vic is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Robert “Nature Boy”and Thomas Newlin; two sisters, Mary Eleanor Cutright and Mildred Sidenbender; two brothers, Glen E. and Ronald Newlin; one granddaughter, Marla Rider.
Visitation for Vic will be held on Wednesday, March 21st from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 22nd at 11 a.m. with Rev. James R. Hubbard officiating. Burial will be at the Lane-Winters Cemetery near Cave-in-Rock with military rites.
Internet condolences may be made at the website, http://www.vickeryfuneralchapel.com .