Johnny Lee Newell Obituary

Monday, 13 May 2019 12:35

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Johnny Lee Newell of Wister, Oklahoma was born October, 1942 in Wister, Oklahoma and passed away May 6, 2019 in Wister, Oklahoma at the age of 76.


He is survived by:

His wife:
Betty Lewis of the home

One daughter:
Lorinda Newell Badillo of Arkansas

Two step-daughters:
Teresa Brown of Rock Island, Oklahoma
Toni Adams of Cameron, Oklahoma

One son:
Johhny Newell, Jr. of Fort Smith, Arkansas

Two step-sons:
Chuck Lewis of Wister, Oklahoma
Paul Lewis of Heavener, Oklahoma

Two sisters:
Sue Sutherland of Durant, Oklahoma
Dorothy of Durant, Oklahoma

One brother:
James Newell of Hartshorne, Oklahoma

Four grandchildren:
Brandy, Madison, Erica Cooper and husband Phil, and Connor

Four great-grandchildren:
Bryley, Collin and Dawson Copper, and Parker Cooper

Numerous other family members and a host of friends


Johnny was a life-long resident of Wister, a veteran of the Army National Guard, and was a retired iron worker.


He and Betty Lewis spent approximately four years living as a couple, and then married on March 28, 2019.


Unfortunately, John passed away after only 39 days of marriage.


The impact that he made on our family was of great joy, from all the love and happiness that he gave our mother. It takes a lot to win over a family of grown children, and John did accomplish it well. The two of them would look into each other’s eyes and you couldn’t deny their loving connection.


They both beamed like lovesick teenagers, and spoke as if they were. They managed to find each other and to be loved one more time before John’s heart stopped. I have always wished for my mom to find a real love. My wish for her came true.


No services are scheduled at this time.


Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.


To sign Mr. Newell’s online guestbook please visit


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