He was born December 7, 1943 in Maryville, MO, son of Ida and Bert Newman. He worked at Affiliated foods as a Order filler and retired after 30 years of service in 1998. He was an avid Chiefs fan, enjoyed playing Santa Claus at Christmas time, and loved to dance. He always wanted to make people smile. He was a Christian.
Jackie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Norma Newman, two sons, Rodney Newman, and Dennis Kerns, a brother, Robert Newman, and two sisters, Patricia Lemar, and Nancy Ashby.
Survivors include best friend and companion - JoAnn Culver; 4 sons - Joseph (Virginia) Newman, David Kerns, Ricky Kerns, and Rusty Kerns all of St Joseph, MO; 11 - grandchildren; numerous - great grandchildren; a brother - Larry Newman of Arizona; and several - nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, on Monday, October 24, 2011 at Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Agency Cemetery Agency, Missouri. Memorials are requested to the American Diabetes association.
Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.