Joyce Newton, the wife of Hoosier
Racing Tire Corp. co-founder Robert L. Newton, issued this statement in
response to the outpouring of support after Bob's death.
am truly thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers
during Bob's declining health and his subsequent death. I want to thank every
one of you that came to Bob's viewing, sent a card, donated to Newton Park in
Bob's name, sent flowers, plants, etc., or kept me in their prayers in Bob's
passing. I am at peace knowing he is no longer in pain and that he, too, is at
peace. Support of family, friends, and my Hoosier family is helping me adjust
to being alone after over sixty years of marriage. I am grateful for the
support and kindness of those who shared my feelings for Bob. May God bless all
of you and keep you happy and safe. Please keep me in your prayers."