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Newman, Donnie Gene


Aug. 12, 1959 – Dec. 16, 2017

Donnie Gene Newman, 58, of Mtn. Home, AR, passed away on Dec. 16, 2017 in Helena MT, due to an apparent heart attack.

He was born on August 12, 1959 in Fort Jackson, SC to Mary (Rita) and William (Sonny) Newman.

He attended Mountain Home High School. He was a long haul/hazmat truck driver and worked for Benny Magness for several years. He recently moved to Montana, from Arkansas, due to his avid love for the outdoors, especially hunting.

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Donnie is survived by his son, Cory Dicks, of Mountain Home, AR; daughter, Brittney Wigert of Helena, MT; parents, Mary (Rita) Newman, and Sonny (Colene) Newman; sister, Belinda Manuel of Gassville, AR, twin brother Ronnie (Debbie) Newman of Buffalo Creek, CO, sister Terry Newman of Helena, MT, and several nieces and nephews. He was adored by Angela, Sonja, Carrie, Pete, and all the rest of his many friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to charity of your choice. A celebration of his life will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 22nd at Retz Funeral Home, 315 E. 6th Avenue. A light reception will immediately follow at Retz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Donnie’s name may be made to a donor’s choice. Please visit to offer a condolence or to share a memory of Donnie.

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