KENNETH RAY NEWMAN, age 83 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Chattanooga Hospice. He was born in Monroe County, Tenn. resident and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn. and a son of the late Arlie Richard and Otto Elizabeth Lockmiller Newman and preceded in death by his first Wife: Virginia Benton Newman, and Brother: Johnnie L. Newman. He was a local farmer until he went to work for Athens Utilities Board where he retired after 34 years. He was a member of East Athens Baptist Church.
A private graveside service will be held Wednesday in Idlewild Cemetery with Rev. Jason Robertson officiating.
Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Kenneth-Newman.
There will be no formal visitation.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements