He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Junior Stewart.
He was employed with Whirlpool with more than 20 years of service at the time of his passing, and was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved to fish and travel but most of all he loved his grandkids.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Stewart, of Calhoun; his sons: Brian Stewart and his wife, Donna, of Calhoun, Christopher Stewart and his wife, Jennifer, of Gruetli-Laager; his daughter, Renea Brown, and her husband, Tony, of Cleveland; his mother, Janey Stewart of Calhoun; grandchildren: Sierra Brown, Emily Brown, Bryce Stewart, Allie Stewart, Sahara Prater, Kimberly Stewart, Megan Trent and Carlee Hicks; stepchildren: Jason Bentley and his wife, Michelle, of Coeburn, Va., Jessica Bellamy and her husband, Herman, of Cleveland, Va., Jeffrey Hicks and his wife, Faith, of Ocoee, Angela Lothery of Calhoun and Otho “Peanut” Lothery of Cleveland; one sister, Shelia Smith and her husband, Walter, of Georgetown; one nephew; and two nieces.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Steve Davis officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please share your memories and or condolences with Donnie Ray’s family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.