Donovan J. “Donny” Newman, 63. of Sumerduck, died on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center after a year-long battle with lung cancer.
Donny was a person who left an impression on everything and everyone he met. His entire life revolved around either trucking or agriculture. He graduated in 1973 from Osborne High School in Manassas, then went into farming. He later worked at a John Deere dealer, becoming a self-appointed engineer, always ready to improve or correct a product. In 1979, he bought his first tractor-trailer and started what is now known as J. D. Newman Inc. In the early 1990s, he left the trucking world to explore his true dream — farming. He truly believed that “Nothing Runs Like A Deere.” He later returned to trucking as an owner/operator of Amanda Transport until his illness restricted him.
Donny never stopped thinking or analyzing. He did not mind pushing the envelope or coloring outside the lines! That is what made him who he was, without a doubt. He loved his family and friends, always ready to fire up the grill, have a good time and enjoy whoever he was with and wherever he was.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane; stepson Dennis Lee Campbell and his wife Christine and grandson, Barrett; his mother, Dorothy E. Newman of Manassas; brothers, Dave and Mickey of Madison and Bert and Jan of Marshall; along with his extended family, Dottie Couick-Newman, John and Cindy Couick, Sheree and Joe Lacasse, and Stephanie Couick; a very special cousin, Toni and Steve Garnett; nephews, Dustin and Tyler Newman and niece, Ashley Newman, along with many other loving and caring family and friends.
He was predeceased by his father, James D. Newman, and his daughter, Amanda Diane Newman.
The family appreciates all the caregivers who helped Donny along his journey, especially the folks of Hospice of the Piedmont and the staff of Culpeper Health for making a tough time a little easier.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mt. Holly Cemetery near Remington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lois Volunteer Fire Co., P. O. Box 137, Bealeton, Va. 22712 or Remington Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., 200 E. Marshall St., Remington, Va. 22734.
Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com