Fredrick Newton passed away on December 9, 2021 in Orange Park, FL. He was born on September 4, 1946, in Columbia County, FL, the oldest of four sons, to the late Fred Newton and Lila Gordon Newton.
He attended Columbia County Public Schools and graduated from Richardson High School, class of 1964, in Lake City. Fredrick began his college education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. It was interrupted by the Vietnam War and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-1968. He continued his education at Howard University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology in 1973 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1978.
Dr. Newton was a devoted family man, cherishing time spent with D’Wanda and Erin, visits and calls from Louis, Jr., Fredrick and D’Wanda and FaceTime with Justin, Jr. and Christian. They filled his heart with joy.
He enjoyed traveling with his long-time close friends, Dr. Joseph and Darlene Gay, Dr. Orrin and Patricia Mitchell and Dr. Keith and Barbara Seaforth. His friends made every trip an adventure.
Dr. Newton was a devoted member of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church USA. His service included serving as a Trustee, an Elder and on Chair, Stewardship and Budget Committees.
He was a member and past president of Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., NAACP, 100 Black Men, the Howard University Alumni, Jacksonville Chapter and The National Dental Association. Dr. Newton served as past president of the Florida Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Association and of the Jacksonville chapter.
Dr. Newton was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Lila Newton and son, Deric Newton.
Dr. Newton leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Carolyn Newton; daughters, D’Wanda Maxwell and Erin Baker (Justin); grandsons, Louis Maxwell, Jr., Fredrick Maxwell, D’Wan Maxwell, Justin Baker, Jr. and Christian Baker; brothers, Freemon Newton (Ruby), Franklin Newton and Edward Newton; nieces, nephews, cousins and many other loving family members and friends.
A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32218.