Carl Andrew “Andy” Newlon, age 95, of Pekin

Carl Andrew “Andy” Newlon, age 95, of Pekin


Carl Andrew “Andy” Newlon, age 95, of Pekin, Indiana passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at his residence. 

He was born March 1, 1927, in Pekin, the son of the late George W. Newlon and Essie (Crim) Newlon. 

On January 29, 1950, he married Martha Lee (Bell) Newlon who survives.

Andy was a retired farmer and was the owner of the former Newlon’s Grocery Store in Pekin from 1978 to 1990; was a member of Eastview Church of Christ; served as the Jackson Township Trustee for 19 years; was a past President of the Pekin Community Betterment Organization with over 30 years of service; was a past President of the East Washington School Corporation School Board; was a basketball coach at Martinsburg School, and was a little league coach.

Andy is survived by his wife, Martha; 4 children: Roger Newlon, Rene Batt (Ralph), Rhonda Burnett (Steve), and Lora Nale (Gary); 6 grandchildren: Andrea Craig (Wes), Mikie Batt (Ashley), Stephanie Dolleris (Troy), Malea Fordyce (Aaron), Mallory Bennett (Brian), and Kate Roach (Neil); and 11 great-grandchildren: Kagan, Aubree, and Brynn Craig; Kylie, Chase, and Madison Batt; Adriana and Alexander Dolleris, Connor and Liam Fordyce, and Cam Roach.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Essie Newlon; 1 son: Michael Newlon; 4 brothers: Glen, Paul, Logan, and Ed; and 4 sisters: Kathleen, Elizabeth, Georgia, and Eloise.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home-Pekin Chapel with Paul Denny officiating. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 12, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Burial to follow in Martinsburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.