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John Wyatt New, age 94

John Wyatt New, 94, of Jacksonville, passed away Friday, March 8, 2024. He was born in Dumas, Arkansas on July 29, 1929 to Walter and Veatrue (Beatty) New.

John is preceded in death by his parents and family members Frank Rogers, Mary Scales, Marpisa Beard, Buddy New, Genella Leach & Shirley McConnell.

He is survived by his wife Billie New; children Sharon (Sherry) Yeager, Roy New, Thomas (Tom) New, and James New; grandchildren Brandy L. Jones, Anna L. Stout, Kristen McFarland, Shelby Stout, Keri L. Mann, John E. New Great grandchildren  Taylor A. Fijo, Griffin Stout, Timothy W. New, Jennifer Griffin, Stefoni Stratton, Bentley Stout, Noah Stout, Shane Barstow, Jermi New, Cooper Stout, Shane New, Valerie Stratton, Olivia McFarland, Gavynn New, Lorelei Stratton, Jax McFarland, Liam New, Julian Stratton, Tori Griffin, Luke Mann & Lindsey Griffin.

He is survived by his siblings, Becky Ellis, Susie Bishop, Joe Rogers & Jeff Rogers.

John served his country in Korea & retired after 20 years from the Army/Air Force. He retired from the city of Jacksonville as City Inspector. He served as Deacon at Marhsall Road Baptist & taught men’s Sunday School class. He was an avid reader, hunter, fisherman, loved his music, traveling & camping. If you ever missed dad while camping you could always find him in or under a camper repairing, it. He was always there at our baseball & softball games growing up. Still the attentive father regularly called his daughter to remind her she missed her bed check after 60 years of age.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 5:00-7:00pm in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 9:30am in the chapel with burial to follow at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Bob Crossley Posted March 11, 2024 2:25 PM

    So sorry I cannot be there with you and the kids at this time. I think if you all often. And of all the good times we had together camping, fishing and even frog gigging. John was a Good friend and know you all will miss him. You are in our prayer and the kids said they will never forget Mr. New
    Love all of you.
    Bob Crossley and the Crossley family Cynthia, Brian, Keith, and Sharon

  • Cathy Brand Posted March 11, 2024 10:18 PM

    I worked with John at the City of Jacksonville. He always spoke and was serious when it came to a problem. He would get or find an answer to any issue. May he Rest In Peace.

    • Billie New Posted March 17, 2024 1:29 PM

      Thank you so much for sharing your memories with the family.

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