Michael Emmett “Mike” Newhouse, 79, of Dutton, passed away on Jan. 4, 2022. Born on Feb. 28, 1942 in Fairmont, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Emmett and Jeanne New-house. Mike was most recently a member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church and attended Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Mike is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Hill) Newhouse, and his three sons, Michael Paul, Charles David “Chuck” (Rachel), Christopher Allen (Erin), and grandkids, Benjamin and Lydia. He is also survived by Mary Jane’s daughters, Theresa White (Timmy), Karen Townsend (Don), Debbie Smith (Tracey), and Sharon Jenkins (David); six additional grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Danny Paul (Brenda), and two sisters, Diane Claire and Linda Sue.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Longest) Newhouse, and wife Patricia (Fawcett) Newhouse. Mary Longest’s surviving children include Tim Longest and daughter Molly, Bonnie (Billy) Wandersee and daughter April, and Beth (Marty) Heaton and daughter Jordan.
Mike received degrees from West Virginia University and Virginia Tech in forestry and agronomy. Known as the Dirt Doctor, Mike worked for the Cooperative Extension Agency as a Soil Scientist and performed soil evaluations for many of the homes built in Gloucester. Mike loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed life to the fullest.
On Saturday, Jan. 8, visitation took place at 10 a.m. at Petsworth Baptist Church, followed by the service at 11 performed by Pastor Michael Condrey and Pastor Ann Tang. Burial followed at Olive Branch United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mike to the Gloucester Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1417, Gloucester, Va. 23061.
Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory, Gloucester, was in charge of arrangements.