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J Newman Caldwell, 96, Raytown, Missouri passed away February 15th, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. A visitation will be held 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, February 18th at Missouri Funeral Care 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri 64133. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, February 19th at Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, IA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Infusion Center.
Newman was born and raised on the farm in Iowa and married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn, in 1940 and have been happily married for 76 years. They moved to Kansas City in 1941 to start a family and work with his brother Guy on forming “Guys” potato chip company where he worked for the next 44 years.
Newman was a devoted member of the Ridgeview Christian Church, an avid Royals and Chiefs fan, a passionate fisherman and a wonderful husband, father and granddad.
He is preceded in death by his five siblings. Survivors include; wife, Kathryn; son and daughter-in-law, Jim & Diane Caldwell; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy & Paul Kenworthy; son and daughter-in-law, Tom & Alice Caldwell; grandchildren, Tricia DeCamp (husband Greg) and Jason Caldwell (wife Brooke), and great grandchildren Reagan and Ryan DeCamp.