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Rev. Dr. David Stout Newell

April 10, 1943 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Rev. Dr. David Stout Newell Obituary

Pastor David Stout Newell passed away in his home, in the presence of his family, on Saturday, November 18, 2023. He was born to Henry and Helen Newell on April 10, 1943, in Springfield, New Jersey.

In 1962, while attending Wittenberg University, Dave encountered Jesus, who forever changed the trajectory of his life. After answering the call to ministry, he attended Princeton Theological Seminary, receiving his Master's Degree and Doctor of Divinity. Upon graduating, he moved to New Orleans, becoming a youth pastor and eventually co-pastor at Word of Faith Church. There, he met the love of his life, his wife, Ina Johnson. Together, they served loyally and loved countless members of the community of Word of Faith for nearly 25 years. On June 22, 1997, Dave and Ina started River of Life Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dave was a history buff and enjoyed golf and racquetball. But his real passions were preaching the word of God and seeing people's lives changed through the power of Jesus. His legacy will live on at River of Life Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ina with whom he just celebrated their 53rd anniversary. Together, they had three sons, Andrew, Charlie, and Matthew, two daughters-in-law, Tamara and Maurya, and three grandchildren, Henry, Zoe and Clara.

The viewing was Friday, November 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road in Wake Forest.

Memorial services were at River of Life Church, 5508 Munford Rd, Raleigh, Saturday morning, November 25th at 11 am. Burial followed at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, 770 Stadium Dr in Wake Forest.

In place of flowers, donations can be made to River of Life Church via Paypal.Me/riveroflifedonate or Venmo @RiverMemorial1997

Arrangements by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC.(919-556-7400)


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November 24, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home
1051 Durham Road
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

Funeral Service
November 25, 2023

11:00 AM
River of Life Raleigh
5508 Munford Road
Raleigh, NC 27612


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