59, of New Palestine, passed away February 23, 2014. He was born August 22, 1954 to John H. and Netty J. Petro Newkirk. Brent was a graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School, and attended Purdue University. He married Vickie J. Marion December 18, 1976, and was employed as a Supply Quality Engineer for Navistar for 35 years.
Brent was a member of the Technical Committee for the Indy Racing League. He was a radio controlled airplane enthusiast and enjoyed touring around in his Ford Mustang with the top down.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 2:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St.
Brent leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Vickie J. Marion Newkirk; daughter, Jennifer L. Spaulding (Steve); grandson, Brayden Alan Manning; mother, Netty J. Petro Newkirk; sister, Phyllis Van De Keere (Paul); niece, Dawn Werk (Todd); nephew, Scott Van De Keere (Heather) and their children. Brent’s father, John H. Newkirk, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. www.shirleybrothers.com