Carl William Newton, age 79, of Gobles, MI passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at his home in Gobles surrounded by his family. He was born January 15, 1938 in Detroit the son of Joseph and Rose (Lichtle) Newton. William proudly served his country in Army Intelligence in Germany in the Cold War. He was a real estate agent for over 35 years, retiring from Cornell & Associates. He also owned and operated William Newton and Associates Real Estate Valuation services. William had been nominated 3 times for Realtor of the Year and had served 4 terms as director of the Kalamazoo Board of Realtors. He was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Allegan and was a member of the Plainwell Area Chamber of Commerce and was voted Person of the Year. In August of 1979, he married Kay Watkins who survives. Also surviving are his children, Kim Fox, Kellee Sumouske of Plainwell, Kevin (Valerie) Burd of Green Bay, WI and Lori Weathers of Novi, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, JoAnne Martinez, daughter, Jody DeVries and 2 grandchildren, Steven Maxson and Ethan Weathers. Friends may meet with William's family from 2-4 P.M., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with a prayer service at 4 P.M. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Allegan with Rev. Fr. Alan P. Jorgenson Celebrant, pastor of St. John Bosco and St. Margaret Mary and Rev. Fr. Ben Huynh Con-Celebrant. Burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. The family wishes to give a very special thank you to Connie Summers and Heartland Hospice for the exceptional care they gave to Bill and his family. Contributions in memory of William may be made to St. Margaret's Catholic School or Heartland Hospice.