Johnny Wayne Newell, Jr., 48, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born May 2, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, son of Johnny W. and Christine Edwards Newell, Sr.

Johnny attended Jackson High School.  He worked 10 years for Mr. Muffler in Cape Girardeau, and was self-employed as an auto mechanic.  He shod and broke horses, and had won several buckles for competition cattle roping.  He enjoyed fishing, rock crawling with Jeeps, and loved being with family.

Loving survivors include a son, Justin Scheper (partner, Dustin) of Jackson; his mother and step-father, Clinton and Christine Ruppel of Oak Ridge; his father and step-mother, Johnny Wayne and Cheryl Newell, Sr., of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Brandy (Justin) Walker of Orlando, Florida, and Tessa Newell (fiancé, Tanner) of Oak Ridge; two nieces, Harper and Berkley; and a nephew, Grasyn.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, John and Allene Edwards, paternal grandparents, John Adam and Dessie Newell; two uncles, Terry Lane Newell and Adam Newell.            Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home with Revs. Steven Koerner and Larry Matthews officiating.

Interment will follow in Old Salem Methodist Cemetery near Millersville.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the family for Johnny’s monument.

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7 Comments
  1. Robyn Gaulding-Hitch

    RIP Johnny….very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  2. CHIFFONDA BURKE HARRIS

    you will always hold a special place in my heart Johnny we had a lot of good times in life and school you will be missed by so many my friendmy thoughts and prayers go to your family on this truly sad and sorrowful time rest in peace my friend

  3. Liz Hager

    So sorry for your loss. Please convey my condolences to the rest of the family.

  4. Tammie Athey Fry

    RIP Johnny. U will b greatly missed. It was fun going thru school years with you Thanks for being part of my childhood. Prayers for the family as they face this difficult time.

  5. Kathy Newell

    Hmmm Had to take a minute to soak this one in Johnny! We went a round or two didn’t we? 🙂 Love you Justin.

  6. WITH SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS. CAROLYN KINDER R.N. AND FAMILY

  7. WITH SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS. CAROLYN KINDER R.N. AND FAMILY

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