John Wayne Newell, of Apalachicola, passed away at home surrounded by his family and friends Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the age of 67.

John was born in Apalachicola on June 4, 1951 to the now late Otis and Alma Newell. He was a lifelong resident of Apalachicola, serving in the U. S. Army during Vietnam and later in the National Guard. John was a longtime manager of Taylor's Building Supply.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Debbie Newell; children, Melissa Kirkland (husband Larry) and Jason Newell (wife Jenae); siblings Jimmy Newell (wife Heidi), Betty Nash (husband John), Alvin Newell (wife Linda), Gladys Castle, and Edna Stanley (husband Tracy); brother-in-law Ronnie Coatney; grandchildren Victoria Herrington (husband Timmy), Ashten, Sierra, Isaac, Kierstyn, and Claire; two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Spencer; a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

John was preceded in death by his sister, Eva Mae Coatney; and his parents, Otis and Alma Newell.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 21 at 1 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial at Magnolia Cemetery. Viewing will be held at the church Wednesday, March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Kelley Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.