STAR CITY - Stark Joseph “Junior” Newman Jr., 85, of Star City died Friday, 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, 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; 2 sons, Ricky Newman and Billy Newman, both of Star City; 2 daughters, Vickie Newman Coulter of Star City and Tricia Newman Moore of Vilonia; 2 sisters, Marilyn “Sis” Mills of Hobbs, NM and Helen Lemons of Star City; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 10AM Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tom Lamb officiating. Visitation is 6-8PM Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Newman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.