Henderson, KY – Rodney Alan Newman, 68, of Henderson, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson. He was born on July 30, 1954 in Henderson to Forrest Newman and Enona (Cook) Rideout.
Rodney’s greatest passion was being an over the road truck driver. He lived for the open highway and in his travels, he made friends across the entire United States.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Coulter) Newman; his children, Debra Redwine (David), Angela Miller, Michelle White (Bill), Jennifer Miller and Jamie Haston; his grandchildren, Christopher Perna, Holly Perna and 8 others; his mother, Enona Rideout; his siblings, Robert Newman (Sheri), Stella Willhite (David), Lisa Alvey (Greg), James Pleasant, Mark Pleasant (Barbara) and Jerry Newman (Adrienne) as well as his step-siblings, Dwayne Steele, Joe Steele, Sheri Lickers and many nieces and nephews.
Rodney is preceded in death by his father, Forrest Newman; his step-mother, Emelia Newman; his brother, Forrest Newman; his granddaughter and his beloved dog, Harley.
A gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Countryview, 2067 Gregory Drive, Henderson, KY 42420 at 12:00 P.M. followed by a church service.
Memorial contributions may be made to https://www.truckersfinalmile.org/ in honor of Rodney.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
Richard Williamson says
I am so sorry to hear about Rodney, we grew up together for about 10 years in Niagara Falls NY he lived upstairs on Girard Avenue. We had spoke on the phone two years ago and keep in touch through FB. They we fun times in NF we were so young. All my prayers 🙏🏻 Rick
Thelma Goswick says
So sorry for your loss Rodney was a good man. I know he was really good to my cousin Linda and her family and he always talked about his family too. He will be greatly missed rest in peace Rodney new win. We love you.