Ronnie Joe Newport, 56, of Clay City, died at 6:33 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Born April 18, 1948, in Linton, he was the son of Herbert Newport and Imogene Stantz Newport.
An Army veteran during Vietnam, he was a member of the Clay City American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his mother. His father survives.
Also surviving are his wife, Teryl Heist Newport, whom he married Dec. 19, 1980; a son, Ronnie Joe Christian and wife, Marsha; two daughters, Jennifer Marie Newport and Cynthia Gail Bridgewater; three brothers, Robert Newport and wife, Evelyn, Randy Newport and wife, Angie and Mike Newport; two sisters, Charlotte Dinn and husband, David, and Kelly Moore and husband, Bill; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial service information will be announced at a later date, following cremation under the direction of DeBaun Funeral Homes and Crematory, Terre Haute.