He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Delia Kirkland Stewart; brothers: Paul, Frank and Parker Stewart; and sisters: Bonnie Gilbert, Kate Maclelan and Edna Lillard.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Stewart; daughters: (Penny) Molly Kerr and husband, Roy, and Pricilla Callahan and husband, David; son, George Barnes and wife, Gwen; sister, Geri Grubb; four grandchildren: Howell Kerr and wife, Kayanne, Amy Gray, Blake Callahan and Aaron Barnes; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. David Peters and Kurt Benson officiating.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church prior to the service.
The family requests memorials be made to the Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, 953 Parksville Road, Benton TN 37307.
Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Stewart family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.