MITCHELL Newton Andrew Newt Taflinger, Jr., 80, Mitchell, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.
Born February 13, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Newton Andrew and Maude Liene (Smith) Taflinger, Sr. He married Betty Jo Smith September 30, 1981.
He was a self employed carpenter.
Newt was a 20 year U. S. Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Betty J. Taflinger, Mitchell
Rick (Leaetta) Taflinger, Avoca
Cheryl (Kenny) Watterson, Granger
Tona (Anthony) Dobson, Marble Hill, Georgia
Beth (Ken) Compton, Naples, Florida
Sheila (Eddy) Grubbs, Salem
Sherry (Bob) Melski, Indianapolis
Treva Carron, Bedford
Tammy Banks, Bloomington
Several grandchildren and great grandchildren
Norma Jean (Charles) Sloan, Linton
Eleanor Sis Graves, Mitchell
James (Paula) Taflinger, Paoli
Kay Taflinger, Atlanta, Georgia
Ed (Rhonda) Taflinger, Mitchell
daughter in law,
Patty Luttrell, Bedford
His parents; first wife, Norma; son, Mike Taflinger; and sister, Anna McCart, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.