Scotty Wayne Newman, 49, of Calmer, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, as a result of an auto accident.

He was born on May 20, 1967, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff and was the son of Paul Wayne Newman and Linda Rushing Newman, of Calmer.

Mr. Newman was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Calmer.

He was a 1985 graduate of Woodlawn High School. He also graduated from UTI, as a Certified Diesel Mechanic, of Houston, Texas; EMT-1 from Arkansas Fire Academy in Camden; received a Paramedic and Nursing Pre-requisite degree from Great Rivers Community College in McGehee; received his Register Nurse diploma from Southeast Arkansas Community College in McGehee, Jefferson School of Nursing, Pine Bluff in May 2004.

Mr. Newman was certified in Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course, American Academy of Pediatrics=PEPP Course and the National Clandestine Meth Laboratories Training Program. He was also certified as ACLS, PALS, PEPP Trained, 1st Basic Training Brigade, PHTLS.

Mr. Newman served as a Certified Volunteer Firefighter for the Woodlawn Fire Department and served as the Cleveland County Deputy Coroner. He also served in the United States Army Reserve as a Wire Systems Installer and Combat Life Saver from 1986-1988.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ralph (Roy) Leroy and Joyce Virginia Bolen Newman; maternal grandparents, William (Tom) Thomas and Lillian Elizabeth Owen Rushing; special aunts, Peggy Newman Sanchez, Sharon Kay Kraft Rushing, Barbara Ann Rushing Patrick, Thelma Lee Rushing Morris and Mary Louise Lemons Newman; and a special uncle, Ira (Jr.) Van Owen.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Linda Newman; his wife, Stacey Johnson Newman; a daughter, Shelbi Cheyenne Newman; two stepdaughters, Carly Johnson and Amanda Johnson Bennett; a brother, Steven Lynn Newman, all of Calmer; a sister, Stacy Newman Coleman of White Hall; a step-grandson, Aiden Bennett; a niece, Sydnie Newman of Crescent, Oklahoma; and three nephews, Brendan, Chaney and Nicholas Coleman of White Hall.

Funeral services will be held on March 8 at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Bro. Daryl Sellers, Bro. Kyle Underwood and Bro. Greg Upperman officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on March 7 at the funeral home. Burial will be at at Newman Cemetery.
Members of the Woodlawn Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.