He was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Blakely, Ga., to the late John and Lois Stewart.
Before he retired, he worked as a truck driver and a carpenter. He was of the Christian faith and attended Tabernacle Worship Center. He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed going fishing.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Fauvett Stewart Lynn and niece, Elaine Stewart Engram.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Dee” Stewart of Cleveland; children: Angela Stewart of Moultrie, Ga., Lisa Stewart Carter and husband, David, of Sylvester, Ga., and Chris Stewart and wife, Amber, of Cleveland; stepchildren: Renee’ Mize and husband, Jimmy of Cleveland, Sheri Harper and husband, Paul, of Delano and Vickie Kendrick and husband, Shane, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Brandon Elrod, Tyler Stewart, Jacob Stewart, Stewart Carter, Austin Carter, Jackie McDonald, Erin Cordell, Ashley Taylor and Cody Mize; great-grandchildren: Logan Elrod, Rylee Carroll, Landon Cordell, Ayden Taylor, Braxton Parker, Whyat McDonald and Journey McDonald; and siblings: Darsey Stewart of Quincy, Fla., Herman Stewart of Plant City, Fla., David Stewart of Albany, Ga., Merle Turner of Lakeland, Fla., Betty Craft of Huntsville, Ala., and Gwen Love of Dawson, Ga.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Carlton officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Chris Stewart, David Carter, Paul Harper, Brian “Doug” Craft, Brandon Elrod, Tyler Stewart, Jacob Stewart and Stewart Carter serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family extend appreciation to Avalon Hospice, and especially his nurse, Kay Bates.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Stewart family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.