Marc Alexander Newport, 62, of Owosso, passed away at his vacation home in Mears on Sunday, May 31, 2020 after a long courageous battle with cancer. A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery where all are welcome. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and again on Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. A video recording of the funeral service will be available for viewing on the Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes’ website WatkinsFuneralHomes.com on Thursday afternoon.
Marc was born June 25, 1957 in Placerville, California to Dale and Mary Jane (Wendt) Newport. Marc left high school to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. After the military, he received his GED, continuing on to LCC for his welding certification, followed by Superior Training Services to earn his heavy equipment operator certification. After an 18-year career being a carpenter and building bridges, at age 55 Marc returned to school to earn his bachelor’s degree as an Engineer Technician leading to his work with Rowe Professional Services as a Bridge and Road Inspector.
Marc was a strong, intelligent, and creative man with a personality that matched! He was an expert on all things cars and making anything go fast. By building and fabricating his own parts, he could bring any dream or idea to life. Rebuilding engines and restoring muscle cars and trucks were only a couple of his passions. A huge part of Marc’s life was riding the dunes in the Jimmy, going to car shows and races. Marc fueled his need for speed throughout his life by participating in sand drags, snowmobiling, jet skiing, and being involved in any kind of motorsport. Marc’s love of dogs brought many faithful companions to his life over the years. His dog Willis was his best buddy, cancer companion and protector to the end.
Marc is survived by his wife of 36 years Beth, his son Nicolas, his mother Mary Jane, and his faithful dog, Willis, also many great family, friends and co-workers.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Clarissa and Morgan, his brother Brian, as well as his father Dale.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to the Wounded Warrior Project or Elera Caring Hospice be considered.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at WatkinsFuneralHomes.com.