Newton “Newt” Bellard Owens, 59, of Amarillo died Thursday, May 3, 2018. Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Trinity Fellowship Church, 5000 Hollywood Rd. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Newt was born October 28, 1958, in Waco, TX to Ahnjayala Nicole Thompson and Joseph Newton Bellard. Being quarterback in high school allowed him the opportunity to play quarterback at West Texas State University where he enrolled after graduating from La Vega High School in Waco.
Newt was a favored softball and football coach at Amarillo High School.
Survivors include his mother, Ahnjayala Thompson of Vacaville, California; a son, Newton Jr.; a daughter, Makenna; a sister, Darlene Washington Hines and brother-in-law, Tim Hines; 4 nephews, Damont, Rasco, Sammie, and Will; 1 great-nephew and 6 great-nieces, 2 aunts, Gwen Stokes and Shirley McCoy; great-aunts, Vada Clayton and Norma Lee Clayton; 2 great-great-nieces; 1 great-great-nephew; a host of cousins; and so many friends and loved ones here in Amarillo.
Viewing will be from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the funeral home.