Alfred Newton, aged 91, passed away May 11, 2022. He was married to Betty Newton for 45 years before her death in 1998. He later married Martha Newton, who passed away in 2017.
The son of the late Augustus and Cornelia Newton, Alfred was born in Liberty, SC. He is preceded in death by his brother Earl Newton and sister Martha Sue Lesley and is survived by sisters Lucille Stuckey of Central, SC, and Evelyn Smith of Lancaster, SC.
He is also survived by his daughter Robin and her husband Andre LaCroix of Piedmont, SC, and grandchildren Mackenzie Kelley and his wife Caitlin, and their son, Anson; Hunter Kelley; and Evan and William LaCroix; step-daughter Allyson and her husband Chris Jones of Charlotte, NC, and their children Abigail Cooksey and her husband Dillon; Anna Nichols and Charlie Cooksey, Jr.; and step-daughter Janet Kale of Charlotte and her children Amber Hallam, Michael and his wife Jessica, and Jessica Lauren.
Alfred was a graduate of Clemson University where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1952 and a master's degree in 1958. He earned a Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Tennessee in 1961. He returned to Clemson where he served as Head of the Department of Industrial Education from 1961 - 1993. He also served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army in Korea and also in the US Army Reserve.
Alfred was a master woodworker, gemstone faceter, and enjoyed golf, travel abroad, and collecting European landscape paintings. He had an influence on the lives of so many students in his 41 years as an educator. He respected people from all walks of life and connected with people throughout SC and around the world through his teaching and travels.
Visitation will be held at 1:30 - 2:15pm Saturday, May 21, with a funeral service immediately following at 2:30 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home Powdersville, 1425 Powdersville Rd., Easley, SC.
The family request that memorials be sent to Prisma Health Children's Hospital, Augusta Road Baptist Church, and Open Arms Hospice.
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