Johnny Ray Newland

October 27, 1963 - August 29, 2021

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.


  1. Helen miller Aug 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Wanda and Helen and family. We are sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. There are no words. Just know we are thinking of you all. Conlin families

  2. Rhonda Jones Aug 31, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    So sad, I am truly devestated to hear this news. He was joined by Aunt Dockey, Aunt Sis, Uncle Boyd, Grandma n Grandpa and other relatives as soon as he passed thru the pearly gates. I’ll never forget the times we had, their will always be a special place in my heart for Johnny.

  3. Anita Salat Aug 31, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Wanda and family, our Condolences to all of you. Thinking of you all, Johnny sounds like he was an amazing person. He left wonderful memories for you all, until you meet again. God bless you all with his presence of love and peace.💙💛💜💚❤

  4. Amy Rogers Aug 31, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    I so wish I could be there. Johnny was a wonderful man. He will be truly missed. Love to you all. ❤

  5. Sharlene anderson Sep 1, 2021 at 5:36 am

    Wanda and helen my thoughts and prayers are with you no words can ease your pain just know that i care .god bless you and keep you close at this time.

  6. Gary Yazel Sep 1, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Sorry for the loss of your son. May the lord give strength to go through the troubled times. Love 💘

  7. Bruce Saring Sep 1, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Rest In Peace Big John! God bless and keep you close!

  8. Carolyn Stroobandt Sep 1, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    My heart breaks for all of you. Sure wish I could be there for you. But my prayers and love will be there. If you ever need to talk I’m always here. Love you all.

  9. Joann (Keener) Hroma Sep 3, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    My heart hurts for you and the family. God needed another angle and John will entertain him with his laughter and sense of humor.

  10. Rick Culbertson Sep 5, 2021 at 1:44 am

    I don’t have the words brother. Still in shock. Rest easy my friend. Till we meet again.

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