James William Newport, September 26, 1926~March 20, 2015

Newport for WebsiteJames William Newport, 88, of Fayetteville died Friday, March 20, 2015 in Springdale.  He was born September 26, 1926 in Wheeler, AR. to Harvey and Eula Porter Newport.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He retired from the Social Security Administration; served in WW II and Korea and was a member of both the Army and National Guard; and was a member of Wiggins Memorial United Methodist Church for forty-three years.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Mary Lou Easterling Newport of the home; children, Melissa Newport of Fayetteville; and Bill Newport of Conway; two grandchildren, Jay and Emily Newport; a brother, Max Newport; two sisters, Berneice Hebert; and Lou Thompson and husband, Charles.

Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Mt. Comfort Cemetery with Letitia Durham officiating under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M on Monday, March 23, 2015 at  Beard’s Chapel.

Memorials may be made to C.E.O., P.O. Box 3631, Fayetteville, AR. 72702;  Central United Methodist Church, 6 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville, AR. 72701; or a charity of your choice.

Submit A Condolence

To submit a condolence to the family, please comments below. When your condolence has been received by Beard's Funeral Chapel, we will post here on the website for family and friends to read.

Leave a Condolence

Condolences (9)

    Joan Perry » 22. Mar, 2015

    He was a great guy and I am so sorry for your lost.

    Genevieve Gillette » 22. Mar, 2015

    Our thoughts are with the family during this time of loss.
    A friend from the 1935-1936 Sycamore School days.

    Gerald & Debbie Daily » 22. Mar, 2015

    Mary Lou,Melissa,and Bill
    We are so sorry to hear about Jim.He was a special person and friend.He will be missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.May God bring you peace and comfort during this time.God bless you.

    Pat Waldren » 22. Mar, 2015

    Mary Lou, Melissa, and Bill,
    You are very much in my thoughts at this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in your loving memories of your dear Jim.

    Mei Ziegler » 22. Mar, 2015

    My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad.

    Linda Sutton Holler » 23. Mar, 2015

    Mary Lou, Melissa, Bill,
    I wish I could attend the service. I’m thinking of you all and know you have many wonderful memories. Thinking of you.
    Your cousin, Linda

    Carol June Baskett » 23. Mar, 2015

    I was so sorry to read of your loss. I am glad I had a chance to meet him at Wiggins.
    Carol June Baskett

    joe hardin » 23. Mar, 2015

    I was in the army national guard 936th FA with James back in the fifties. We went to Korea. I have great memories of James.

    Kay Stephens » 23. Mar, 2015

    Mary Lou, Melissa and Bill

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of Jim – The prayers and thoughts of the Stephens family are with you during this difficult time.