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Carroll Max Newberry

September 5, 1941 — August 2, 2017

Carroll Max Newberry, born September 5th, 1941 to Clarence T. and Cleo C. Crum Newberry in Salem, Arkansas.Max leaves to mourn his passing: Betty Newberry of Centralia, Mo, his wife of 30 years, residing in their home on the farm. Rex Newberry of Kansas City, Missouri and wife Susie. Three Uncles: Dale Crum of Simi Valley, California; and Jim Crum of Mercer Island, Washington.; Leon Newberry of Salem, Arkansas. Six daughters: Jennifer Fields of Spokane, Washington, husband Joel, and their two daughters, Lydia and Kaley. Teresa Arnszen of Spokane, Washington, her husband David and two children, Nick and Hope. Stephanie Beaumont of Fredericksburg, Va., her husband Chuck and three children, Duncan, Jack, and Ben. Robynn Tinker of Centralia, Mo, husband Scott and two children, Gavyn and Grayden. Megan Margherio of St. Louis, husband Jason and son Carter. Misty Mills of Weatherford, Oklahoma One son: David Mills of Columbia, Mo., his wife Sherri and two children, Anthony Logan and Gabe. There are relatives still in Viola and Salem Arkansas as well as friends that will mourn his passing.               Max grew up in the rural communities of Viola and Salem Arkansas. The cost of living in 1941 for a new house was $4075, wages per year $1750, a gallon of gas was 12 cents, rent paid for a house was $32 a month, and a new car could be bought for $850.             People in Arkansas had to travel to find work as the economy was very rough. His parents traveled to pick fruit and work on other farms as it was hard to make a living during these times. The whole family worked and Max saved his money to buy his first horse. Horses became part of his life and continued until his passing. He broke and trained over 600 horses in his lifetime.             The family move to Kansas City because of the economy but Max chose to stay with his Uncle Hal and Aunt Cecil McClain to help work on the dairy farm until he could graduate High School in 1960. He spent each summer working at grocery store in Kansas City as his parents and brother were there.             After graduating High School in Viola. He moved to KC and began working for a Veterinary medicine supply company. He made the decision to join the Army National Guard with other relatives and began training in June of 1963 where he earned the rank of PVT E-2 and qualified as a Sharpshooter with the rifle. After being discharged from the Army at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri he was hired by UPS where he drove their trucks and delivered packages. He climbed the ladder and took other positions while with the company for 13 years. While searching for a different direction in life he moved his family to Missouri and took a job as a Farm Manager and then as a route sales driver for Butternut Bread for 18 years. Upon his retirement, he was realizing his dream of having a farm and the horses he loved. Something kept calling him and he left full retirement and began working again. This time he shared his knowledge of horses with boys all over the world. He was hired by the Missouri Military Academy to direct the equestrian program. He taught several sessions of 10 weeks during the school year, teaching boys, 6th – 12 how to saddle, bridle, ride and care for the horses. He retired in 2016 and finally decided it was time to be at home enjoying life with family.             He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who believed in serving the Lord. He showed his commitment by visiting the Stuart House, a local nursing home every Sunday to hold a service for over 15 years and driving the church bus. He made house visits on Saturday to remind kids and adults to attend church on Sunday.             In April of this year his appendix burst leading to surgery and then his first stroke. In June, two more strokes, and finally in July another stroke. He went to sleep and has been resting until the Lord took him home on August 2nd at 3:35pm. He is healed now and waits to see us all again.Memorial Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas with Logan Welch officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 until time of service Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Barker Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Salem, Cemetery in Salem, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Barker Funeral Home of Sale, Arkansas.    
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Barker Funeral Home - Salem

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Barker Funeral Home - Salem

857 U.S. 62, Salem, AR 72576

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