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Matthew Brent Newman

September 16, 1980 August 24, 2018
Matthew Brent Newman
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Obituary for Matthew Brent Newman

Matthew Brent Newman, age 37, entered the gates of heaven and the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ at his home on Friday, August 24, 2018, in the presence of his loving wife of 14 years, Rachel, his sleeping son, Maximus, his devoted pastor, Jonathan Cook, and his “favorite mother-in-law,” Sharon Sanders. Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Dighton-Moore Funeral Service of Owasso.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 9AM to 8PM at Dighton-Moore Funeral Service in Owasso, OK. Family will greet guests from 6PM to 8PM that evening. A Celebration of Matthew’s life and a grievance of his early death will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at 1PM at Destiny Life Church in Owasso with Pastors Jonathan Cook and Greg Riether officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Owasso.
Matthew was born September 16, 1980, in Englewood, CO, to Mark and Cheryl (Walker) Newman. Among the many adventures Matt undertook, he joined the Boy Scouts and after diligent work was awarded the Eagle Scout designation. He graduated from Claremore High School in 1999. After graduation he attended Northeastern State University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2003. On June 26, 2004, after his patient and persistent pursuit, Matt married the love of his life and best friend, Rachel Sanders, in Claremore, OK. They made their home in Owasso. When the opportunity arose, Matt followed a lifelong dream to become a pilot and attended Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. There he earned his pilot licenses and an Associate of Applied Science Aviation—Flight, unwittingly fulfilling his wife’s childhood prayer to be married to a pilot. He made his career as a flight instructor. Included in his numerous brave accomplishments, in 2016 he delivered his son, Maximus, in a home birth with an attending midwife.
Matthew enjoyed, among many other things, cruising the Caribbean with his wife and family; playing Zelda, Mario Brothers, Metroid, and Animal Crossing; watching OSU sports, superhero movies, and Star Trek; camping; skiing; dancing; serving as part of the church; spending time with friends and family; and worshiping his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Loving his son, Maximus, and his beloved wife, Rachel, was a cornerstone of his life. His presence will be acutely missed.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Rachel of the home; son, Maximus of the home; mother, Cheryl Newman of Claremore, OK; three sisters, Lori Flaherty of Albuquerque, NM, Cari Fryman and husband Robert of Claremore, OK, and Megan Newman of Claremore, OK; two aunts, Linda Weathers of Tulsa, OK, and Marylea Byrd of Columbia, MD; two uncles, Richard Newman and wife Janet of Dickson, TN, and James “Jim” Walker of Katy, TX; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Newman; daughter, Moriah Newman, and his grandparents.
Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightonmoore.com
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maximus Newman Education Fund in c/o Dighton-Moore Funeral Service, 116 N. Main St, Owasso, OK, 74055.


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Visitation

Tuesday

28

Aug

9:00 AM 8/28/2018 9:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8/28/2018 8:00:00 PM
Dighton-Moore Funeral Service

116 North Main St.
Owasso, OK 74055

Dighton-Moore Funeral Service
116 North Main St. Owasso 74055 OK
United States

family visitation

Tuesday

28

Aug

6:00 PM 8/28/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/28/2018 8:00:00 PM
Dighton-Moore Funeral Service

116 North Main St.
Owasso, OK 74055

Dighton-Moore Funeral Service
116 North Main St. Owasso 74055 OK
United States

funeral service

Wednesday

29

Aug

1:00 PM 8/29/2018 1:00:00 PM
Destiny Life Church

14003 E 116th ST N
Owasso, OK 74055

Destiny Life Church
14003 E 116th ST N Owasso 74055 OK
United States
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