Johnny Ray Newland
Johnny Ray Newland, 57, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 31 years, formerly of Michigan City, IN, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 in Cape Coral, Fl. at his residence. He was born October 27th, 1963 in Michigan City, IN to Billy and Wanda Mae Jones Newland.
Johnny was a devout Christian of the New Hope Church and believed in his Lord and Savior. He was loving father, son, uncle, friend and brother. He received his diploma from Isaac C. Elston Senior High School in Michigan City, IN and studied Computer Repair Technology at High Tech North in Cape Coral, FL.
Johnny was a proud and dedicated army veteran who served his country from May 1984 – May 1987. Serving in Korea he received the Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Lapel Button, Hand Grenade & M-16 Rifle (Sharpshooter) and 45 Cal Pistol (Marksman). Also serving as Military Police.
He worked as a General Manager at Personnel Services of Fort Myers until he retired.
Johnny who will always be lovingly known to his family as “Bubby ” and “Uncle Bubby”” he was an avid reader, loved golfing, cooking especially his family big breakfast and famous chili (he was the winner of the chili cook off held at the F.O.E. Eagles 3957 Club in Cape Coral), playing pool, debating politics, playing little league baseball as a child, and sports in general but OH how he LOVED his CHICAGO BEARS. His last night on this earth he was so proud to see them win.
He is survived by his son, Josh of Cape Coral; siblings, Sue Henn of Cape Coral and Jennifer Reyes of Clarksville, Tennessee; as well as many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Johnny was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eldie Jones and Maggie Jones Hayes; step-grandfather, Willard Hayes; grandmother, Mary Ida Rogers; his aunts, Dorothy Dreyer and Louise Stick; uncle, Boyd Jones; as well as brother-in-law, Don Henn.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Jones, Rich Baker, Paul Peterson, Chuck Keener, Bill Stellema and Christopher Peterson.
Funeral Services with Military Honors will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at New Hope Church, 431 Nicholas Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33990 with Pastor David Acton officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Committal Services to follow at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.