Albert I. Newell, 82, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 12:35 am January 14, 2022 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor.
He was born January 8, 1940 in Waltonville, Illinois to the late Walter Raleigh and Edna Beatrice (Jones) Newell. Albert married Linda (Huffstutler) Newell on September 21, 1968 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 53 years of marriage.In addition to his beloved wife, Albert is survived by his daughter, Sonja Robertson and husband, Stephen of Port Orange, Florida; grandchildren, Jenny Pullum, Hayley Robertson, and Daniel Robertson; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Mia Jo, Camille, Thomas, Rylee, and Zoey; sister, Rosemary Atkins and husband, Tommy of Mount Vernon; sisters-in-law, Martha Newell of Mount Vernon and Sunny Newell of Jasper, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Albert was preceded in death by his twin brother, Herbert Newell, brother, Walter Newell; and half-siblings, Marion Newell, Mason Newell, and Ruth Moore. Albert proudly served his country in the United States Army in Iceland. He returned home and graduated from Waltonville High School in 1960. Albert worked at Western Electric for 24 years and later retired from H.B. Williamson. He loved music and collected records, tapes, and CDs all his life. Albert enjoyed growing flowers, especially iris’. He was fond of animals and nature and liked spending time outside. You could often find Albert riding around on his property in his side-by-side. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Albert will be deeply missed by all who knew and adored him.
A Visitation will be held Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 pm with Mr. Marty Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville, Illinois. Full Military Honor will be conducted at the cemetery by the American Legion Post #141. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Albert’s honor to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Call Newell Funeral Home at 618-246-0100 or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information.