Newton Nolley Cook of Midway, Texas passed away on Dec. 1, 2016 at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, at the age of 71. Newton was born in Dallas on Dec. 6, 1944 to Myrtle Nolley and Gordon Cook.
He grew up in the Wilmer-Hutchins area and received a degree from Sam Houston State University.
Newton enjoyed watching all sports, especially football. He also served his country in the U.S. Army. Newton lived most of his life in Madison County, Texas. Newton worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Ferguson Unit where he was a sergeant at the Trusty Camp. He retired after about 35 years.
A visitation was held on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Services took place on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at Madisonville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Midway Cemetery.
Newton was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Nettie Cook and a daughter, Nancy Christine Cook. He is survived by a son, Kelly Cook and his, wife Tracy of Madisonville; a daughter, Karen Navarro and her, husband Marty of Madisonville; brother, Kenny Cook and his wife, Tanya of Carrolton, Gordon of Oakwood; sister, Suellen Brown of Forney; grandchildren, Randall, Navarro, Wesley Navarro, Amber Michalk and great-grandchildren, Jaylen Gipson, Grayson Gipson and Triston Gipson.
Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.