Hector Carlton Newton III passed away on June 29th, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Heck was born in Parkton, NC on September 26th, 1936. He was the oldest of four sons, born to Hector Carlton Newton II and Bess Monroe Newton. He married his high school sweetheart, Carol Canady in 1957. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1958 with a B.S. in Banking and Finance where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He went on to serve in the Army National Guard Reserves.
Heck spent the majority of his working life serving both the public and other financial professionals in the insurance industry. He started his career at Scottish Bank, but transitioned to Life Insurance Company of Virginia in 1967 as an Agent and ended his tenure there in 1979 as Regional Vice President in Richmond, VA. He wore many hats from that of an agent, to running his own agency while also developing future leaders of the industry. In February 1979, Heck and Carol moved to Greensboro to work for what was then Jefferson Standard (now Lincoln Financial) as a Regional Vice President. Over the next several decades, Hector mentored and supported much of the field leadership of that great organization, leaving in his wake many whose careers, successes, and futures can be tied directly to him and his guidance. He retired from Lincoln Financial in 2002.
With his gift for conversation, deep sense of integrity and unwavering loyalty to those around him, Heck made immediate, lifelong friends. Many of them traveled from far away to visit him in the weeks preceding his death.
One of Heck’s great passions in life centered around American Saddlebred Show Horses. He loved attending the annual World Championship Saddlebred Horse Show in Louisville, KY. Heck and Carol were fortunate enough to own two World Grand Champion and Reserve World Champion horses.
Heck was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Carol Canady Newton. He is survived by his two daughters, Stephanie Spencer of Charlotte and Sharon Doby and her husband Brian of Whitsett. He treasured his three precious grandchildren, Dylan Spencer, Kylie Spencer and Alexis Doby. He never missed their sporting events, and loved swimming and fishing with them at Belews Lake. He is also survived by his brother, William McKay Newton and wife, Sharon of Tampa, FL.
During their 33 years living in Lands End, Heck and Carol developed many life-long friendships. They were known for their southern hospitality and loved to entertain. Heck served many years as President and Board Member for Lands End Home Owners Association and was instrumental in improving many aspects of the community. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the entire Lands End community for the love and support they’ve shown Heck, with a special thank you to Lillian Truitt for her unwavering love, devotion and meals over these last 6 years.
A private family service will be held at Johnny Lucas & Sons Stables, where Heck and Carol made many glorious memories. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association-National Processing Center, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or ALZ.org>MENU>GET INVOLVED>OTHER WAYS TO GIVE>TRIBUTE PAGE for Hector Newton. Sign an online register book at www.omegafsc.com. Arrangements are in the care of Omega Funeral Service & Crematory.