Richard "Rick" V. Newton, 60, of North Little Rock, died Monday, Jan. 27.

He was born July 4th, 1952 in Little Rock to Margaret Gwendolyn Wells Newton and Richard V. Newton, Sr. At 17, he joined the Navy and was stationed in Italy. He spent his leave traveling Europe. In 1978, he opened Rick’s Pro Dive ‘N Ski Shop, which as Rick’s Dive ‘N Travel Center is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

He is preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Robyn Carter Newton; daughters, Lindsey Newton and Kayla Newton; stepson, Jon Davis; sister, Deborah Newton Heiman; brother, Steve Newton; father, Richard V. Newton, Sr.; and two grandchildren.

A service honoring Rick will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel.

The family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association for Alzheimer’s research, www.alz.org.