Born April 27, 1921, in Gurdon, Ark., son of the late James O. and Mary Rickett Stewart, he attended school in Steele, Mo., and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII. He attended the Wesleyan Church in Caruthersville and worked as a volunteer with the RSVP program.
In 1946, in Blytheville, Ark., he married Marjorie Lou Treece, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Thomas Stewart, of Caruthersville; one daughter, Martha J. Nelson, of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Charles Stewart, of Caruthersville; one sister, Louise Kick, of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren, Anna Fraser, of Springfield, Tiffany Dennis, of Quantico, Va., and Tracey Stewart, of Caruthersville and two great-grandchildren, Tedd and Darby Fraser, both of Springfield.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville with the Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.
Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were Bill Reno, Tommy Day, Bobby Mott, Tom Tidwell, Steve Kuykendall and Larry Thrasher.