Albert "Al" "Sonny" Newman, 71, of Churubusco, passed away at 7:57 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.\nBorn on May 14, 1946 in Fort Wayne, he was the only son of Albert & Dortha (Gocke) Newman. He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne and graduated from Concordia High School in 1964.\nAfter high school he served in the United States Army.\nAl was married on July 7, 1977, in Fort Wayne, to Glenda Jones. The couple moved to Churubusco just before the blizzard of '78.\nHe worked at Rea Magnet Wire and retired after 38 years of service.\nAl is survived by his wife of 40 years, Glenda Jones Newman; a son, Jeffrey (Danielle) Newman; two grandsons; Andrew and Nathan Newman; a brother, Tim (Terri) Berry; three sisters, Barb (Paul) Hanson, Gene Day and Marian (Jim) Bradly; his step mom, Ruth Newman; 11 nephews and nieces, Joe, Rachel, Jenny, Randy, Lynn Robert, Dottie, Marian Louise, Kelli, Sarah, Jason and McKayla; many great nieces and nephews including, Keefe and Keeley; his canine companion, Odie; numerous good friends that passed in and out of his life and those that stayed with him.\nHe is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Newman Sr. and Dortha (Gocke) Newman.\nVisiting hours will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm and 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Calling also one hour prior to the service on Saturday.\nServices will begin at 2:00 p.m., at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Saturday, March 17, 2018.\nBurial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne on Monday.\nMemorials to the Shepherd's House or Fort Wayne Rescue Mission or St. Jude's Hospital.\nOnline condolences to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.