Michael David Newman

Woodstock, GA – Michael David Newman, 62, passed January 17, 2022.

He is survived by his wife, Susan, daughters, Melanie Newman and Stephanie Burris (Tre Jon) and granddaughters, Selah Kennedy Burris and Huxley Anne Burris. He leaves behind his sister Julie Slaten (Gary), nieces, Kelly and Amy and nephew, Brian.

Born June 14, 1959 in Ayer, Massachusetts, Michael grew up a true Military and Auburn man. He was the eldest son to the late Lieutenant Colonel Frank Charles Newman and his wife, Eva Honolka Newman, where he was quickly introduced to the mobile life of the Army, living across the country before the family settled at Fort Rucker in Ozark, Alabama.

As a child, Mike and his siblings were introduced to Auburn football at the 1971 Gator Bowl, where the 10th-ranked Tigers defeated Ole Miss and a family obsession began. He had a razor whit, capable of recalling team and individual statistics from any game or season. Mike fueled this passion into playing sports and time in radio booths through college, often saying he would have been a sportscaster had the occupation truly flourished at the time.

Upon the death of his brother, Steven Allen “Chip” Newman, Michael chose to join the Army, following his father’s footsteps and a family passion for aviation. Mike was an SPC E-4, serving alongside good friends as the helicopter repair crew both stateside and overseas. It was during his enlistment that he met Susan in the USSR, and a 40-year relationship began.

Michael studied engineering at both Auburn University and Georgia Tech before establishing his family’s new life in Woodstock, Georgia, where he resided until his passing. While he held many titles throughout his professional career, his favorite occupation was being a dad to Melanie and Stephanie. He served as an F35 mechanic at Lockheed Martin Marietta.

He is predeceased by siblings, Michael Frank Newman, Steven Allen Newman, John Zeke Walker and Sydney Honolka Walker II.

A service will be held February 3, 2022 at 9:00 AM at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia followed by a celebration of life from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Wellesley Clubhouse, 1001 Wellesley Crest Drive, Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations in Mike’s memory made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.


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Guestbook Entries

  1. John, Katie and Brendan Dunlap January 28, 2022 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May you find peace and comfort in your memories.

  2. Pamela Hornick January 28, 2022 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Praying for comfort and peace for you and your beautiful family.

  3. ROBERTA Monette January 28, 2022 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss Susan. May you find peace in life’s pleasant memories shared together, and comfort in the presence of family and friends.

    • Vickey Clegg January 29, 2022 at 8:29 am - Reply

      My God comfort you as you walk through this most difficult time. So sorry for your loss. I did not have the pleasure of knowing him but he seemed like a phenomenal man. Love to you Susan and your family, Vickey

  4. John Farish January 28, 2022 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Saddens me to hear of Mikes passing! He was one of wittiest and honest persons I have ever known! He was always a blast to be around growing up! I would like to express my condolences to all of Mikes family! R.I.P. Mike!

  5. Jamie Clark January 28, 2022 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    May you find comfort in each other during this very sad time and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Noelle Griggs January 28, 2022 at 11:51 pm - Reply

      I’m so sorry friend. I think of you all often and am praying for you and over you.

  6. Kay Jacoby January 28, 2022 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Mike was such a good and decent guy… plus smart ad funny. I met him in the 2nd grade and that’s just how he always was. I’m so sorry his life was cut short. Peace to his friends and family. He will definitely be missed.

  7. Dianne Nance January 28, 2022 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Rest in Peace Mike Praying for family.

  8. Harris Ronald January 29, 2022 at 12:09 am - Reply

    My sincerest condolences to the family of Mike “Itchy” Newman. Though I hadn’t seen him since June of 1980, I was able to keep up with him through friends and family. From meadowview heights to Carroll to Auburn, everyone that knew you are better for having known you, Itch. R. I. P.

  9. Diane Boulanger-Prescott January 29, 2022 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Dear Susan and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Michael was an exceptional husband, father, and grandfather, who married my dear friend Susan whom I have known since my teen years. I believe Michael is in Heaven, and know that he had met those that passed before him, including my dear departed David, who like Michael, left us way too soon. May you find comfort in the love and support you provided Michael during his last days and weeks. God Bless you all. Love from Diane Boulanger-Prescott and Family, of Haverhill, Massachusetts

  10. Jackie Massey January 29, 2022 at 7:01 am - Reply

    I will continue to pray for the healing of your hearts. I’m so sorry for your loss. Please let me know how I can help.

  11. Dan and Mary Beth Brothers January 29, 2022 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to Susan and the girls. Praying for peace and precious memories to flood your hearts and minds in the days to come. With love, Dan and Mary Beth Brothers

  12. Brenda Lawson January 29, 2022 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Susan, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for your family during this difficult time!

  13. Faye Mraz January 29, 2022 at 9:23 am - Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mike was such a nice guy. And Mark always enjoyed his talks with him when he would see him.

  14. Ann Vautrin January 29, 2022 at 10:49 am - Reply

    I am so sorry for your families loss! Praying for all of you to find strength and comfort in your days ahead. Hugs to all!!

  15. Kerrie Field January 29, 2022 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Susan and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I hope you find peace in knowing he is no longer suffering and cherish all the amazing memories you made together.

  16. Chris Davis January 29, 2022 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Susan, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray God’s comfort to you and the girls. I’m sure wonderful memories will keep him alive in your hearts forever.

  17. Pigott Marnie January 29, 2022 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Sweet friends! Prayers for peace and understanding. I always remember him such a kind man 🙂 he loved his family so much. I know you all will miss him each and every day. One thing I learned after a death your loved one is always always always with you. The wind in the trees the sun shining on your face, strange signs that they are always near! Love you always friends… ‘marnie, Joe, and Peyton Pigott

  18. Pauline Lacy January 29, 2022 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Prayers and Condolences

  19. Sonya Pepper and for Mark January 30, 2022 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Dear Susan, Girls and sweet grand baby girls, I’m so very very sorry for your loss and all that you’ve been through! My heart hurts for you!! Praying, that you’ll truly be comforted by the Lord!! I’m praying for you all and sending you all big hugs!!
    Love and prayers, Sonya

  20. Cliff “Butch” Wagner January 30, 2022 at 9:40 am - Reply

    What a dear friend growing up next to you Mike “Itch”! We had so much fun playing football, wiffleball and basketball almost everyday at your house through the years. Your sweet mother was always so kind to me and treated me like I was part of the family. It hurts me over the years that I didn’t stay in close touch with you. I will miss you dearly my brother! My thoughts and prayers are with and your beautiful family. May you rest in piece my brother! 😢

  21. Dr Joyce Hanscom January 30, 2022 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    My Friend and Girls,
    I keep writing and deleting. Can’t find the right words…I care.

  22. rosanna tetreault January 31, 2022 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing Susan Prayers for your family your daughters son-in-law and grandbabies…..he will always live on in your hearts. Thinking of you…Rosanna Tetreault

  23. Julie Sullivan February 1, 2022 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you so much Susan. I know you loved him dearly and he loved his family. I didn’t know him well but knew you all had a very special family❤️ Hoping you can feel the love of family and friends lifting you up..prayers are with you all

  24. Lisa Soranno February 14, 2022 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Susan, my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I ‘m praying that God will give you peace during this turbulent time. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

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