Stark Joseph “Junior” Newman, Jr., 85 of Star City died on December 23, 2016 at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock.

He was born March 22, 1931 in Lincoln County to the late Stark J., Sr. and Marie Drewery Newman. He was a member of Lone Grove Missionary Baptist Church, was a retired carpenter, a member of Carpenter Union Local in Pine Bluff and a United States Army Veteran.

Also preceding him in death were a brother, Leon Newman and a sister, Charlene Horn.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Luster Newman of Star City; two sons, Ricky Newman and Billy Newman, both of Star City; two daughters, Vickie Newman Coulter of Star City and Tricia Newman Moore of Vilonia; two sisters, Marilyn “Sis” Mills of Hobbs, NM and Helen Lemons of Star City; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on December 27, at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tom Lamb officiating. Visitation is December 26 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Newman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City