McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

September 7, 2013

Mark Travis Newton


Submitted report

McALESTER — Mark Travis Newton, 64, of York, S.C., formerly of Charlotte, N.C. and McAlester, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, from cancer.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Funeral Home of Rock Hill, S.C.

Born Oct. 11, 1948, he was the fourth child of the late Frank C. Newton Sr. and Helen Hoyle Newton, of Charlotte.

For many years, he worked in the gaming industry in Oklahoma, Nevada and Mississippi. He traveled extensively and told wonderful stories regarding the people he met and the places he visited.

He graduated from West Mecklenburg High School in 1966 and proudly served his country during the Viet Nam War.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Christopher Newton and Jeffrey Hunt Newton, and six siblings, Frank C. Newton Jr., Nick Ogburn Newton, Beth Newton Palmer, Alan D. Newton, Barbara Newton Walker and Becky Newton Allen.