John R. Newby, 66, of Heyworth, passed away at 9:29 a.m. June 14, 2018, at his home.
A celebration of life will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Lafayette Club, Bloomington. Memorials may be directed to Wish Bone Canine Rescue. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.
John was born Oct. 18, 1951, in DuQuoin, a son to Richard L. and Marilyn E. Provart Newby. He married Pam Eversole on July 5, 1980, in Shelbyville.
Surviving are his wife, Pam Newby, Heyworth; two brothers, David Newby, Quartz Hill, Calif., and Kent (Kelly) Newby, Centennial, Colo.; sister, Jane (Tim) Tilden, Vermillion, S.D.; and several nieces, nephews and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
John grew up in Bloomington-Normal and attended Metcalf and University High schools. He joined Ameren where he worked as a substation electrician for 20 years and worked for Ameren for a total of 32 years.
He loved motorcycles and enjoyed his rides. John loved being outdoors and planting trees on his acres of land. He owned and operated Tamara's Estate Sales with his wife Pam.
John was loved by his wife Pam and all of his family and friends who knew him.
Condolences and memories of John may be shared with the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.