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Bob Newton, Hoosier Tire co-founder, dies

Joyce and Bob Newton (Courtesy: Hoosier Racing Tire) Joyce and Bob Newton (Courtesy: Hoosier Racing Tire)

Robert "Bob" Newton, a co-founder of Hoosier Racing Tire, died Wednesday at the age of 85.  Hoosier Racing Tire says Newton died at home, surrounded by family members.

Newton founded Hoosier Racing Tire in 1957 with his wife, Joyce. The company, based in Lakeville, makes tires for motorsports.

Newton is known in Lakeville for giving back to the community. His name is on Newton Park and the Newton Center, a multi-use community center.

Floral tributes or donations may be sent.  You are asked to send donations in Bob Newton's name to Newton Park, 65465 US 31, Lakeville, IN 46536.  The Newton Park Facebook page explains it was built "for fun and to help safely prepare our children, both physically and mentally, to be better citizens of this community."

The visitation and funeral for Newton are open to the public.  Visitation is Monday, October 1 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Newton Center.  Services will also be held at the Newton Center.  They are Tuesday, October 2 at 10:00am.

We headed down to Lakeville to talk with the people impacted most by generosity.  Hear what some of the people of Lakeville had to say tonight on FOX28 News at 10.

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