Dean Lloyd Newell, age 91, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home.
Dean was born Feb. 5, 1922, in rural Waltonville, the son of James P. and Vera (McPherson) Newell. On May 5, 1951, in Waltonville, he married Betty Yearwood and she preceded him in death on June 6, 2009.
Dean was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He owned and operated Broadway Auto Body in Mt. Vernon until his retirement in 1987.
Dean is survived by three sons, Larry Newell and wife Jeanne, David Newell and wife Denice and Jeff Newell, all of Mt. Vernon; three grandchildren, Bryan Newell of Mt. Vernon, Matt Newell and Cherity of O’Fallon and Chris Wyant of Mt. Vernon; great-grandson, Silas Newell of O’Fallon; and sister, Fay Simpson and husband William of Gurnee.
In addition to his wife and parents, Dean was preceded in death by three brothers, Orval, Maxey and Tom Newell and one sister, Mary Mills Pierce.
Funeral services for Dean Newell will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Marty Mills officiating. Burial will follow at New Shiloh Cemetery in rural Mt. Vernon. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the New Shiloh Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com.