Merl Newland

July 31, 1934 ~ April 17, 2021 (age 86)

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Newland, Merl, age 86 of West Carrollton, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at The Laurels of West Carrollton surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 31, 1934 in Hindman, KY, the son of the late John Dishman & Minnie (Cornet) Newland.

Merl served his country during the Korean Conflict, stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY, and a stint at Ft. Polk in Louisiana. A profoundly hardworking man, Mr. Newland retired after 30 years of service with Chrysler Corp. where he was a member of the IUE-CWA. Merl’s greatest joy came from being a dad and grandpa, and could be caught frequently in his golden years playing Rambo, princess tea party or sewing clothes for baby dolls out of old towels.

Preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Rhoda Newland, his daughter Zella Newland, his son Randy Newland, 2 brothers Charles & Sam Newland, and by his sister Octavia DeFazio.

He is survived by his daughter Sheila (Robert) McGiffin, 2 sons David (Tammy) Newland and Matthew Newland, his sister Safronia Fugate, his granddaughter Chloe (Donald) Kinton, step-grandson Chris (Katey) McGiffin, his great granddaughter Norah Kinton, 2 step-granddaughters Avery & Scarlett McGiffin, his special niece Wanda Hilton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the Swart Funeral Home, West Carrollton. Additional services will be held at the Hindman Funeral Service in Hindman, KY, with burial at the C.B. Smith Family Cemetery.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Merl’s memory.

Please share memories and condolences at Expressions of Sympathy, Love, and Thinking of You cards may be sent to The Family of Mr. Merl Newland, C/O Swart Funeral Home, 207 E. Central Ave., West Carrollton, Ohio 45449.  

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April 21, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Swart Funeral Home
207 E. Central Ave
West Carrollton, OH 45449

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