Mr. Gerald Stewart, age 91, of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at his residence.
Mr. Stewart was born December 6, 1929, in Sabine County, Texas, as a son of Abby (Bragg) and Thomas Grady Stewart and attended school in Hemphill. He had lived in San Augustine most of his life. Mr. Stewart was an electrical worker and retired from Deep East Texas Electrical Cooperative with 50 years of service.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He had a great passion for gardening and growing plants. Gerald loved his family and held each one near and dear to his heart.
Mr. Stewart was a faithful Christian servant. He was a dedicated member of San Augustine's First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon for 38 years and a longtime Sunday School teacher. He also served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Army.
His survivors include his sons, Tim Stewart and Misty of San Augustine, Texas, and Rodger Stewart and wife Mandy of San Augustine, Texas; grandchildren, Charlie Franks and wife Hannah of Huntington, Texas, Kenny Franks of San Augustine, Texas, Hunter Mosley of San Augustine, Texas, and Jalyn Mosley of San Augustine, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Kynleighn Franks, Roper Franks, Micah Franks, RaeAnne Franks, Addi Mosley, and Nayvie Mae Mosley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Verline Gamble Stewart, in 2017 after 63 years of marriage; a son, Brad Stewart; his parents, Abby and Thomas Grady Stewart; a sister, Doris Waits; and a brother, Dalton Stewart.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Saturday, October 2, 2021, at First Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, October 2, 2021, at First Baptist Church, 502 East Columbia Street in San Augustine, with Bro. Randy Mills and Bro. Charlie Franks officiating. Committal service and interment will follow at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden.
Pallbearers: Charlie Franks, Kenny Franks, Walter Hearnsberger, Edwin Henly, Derrell Bennett, Robert Cartwright, Whit Michalec, and Harold Boozer. Honorary pallbearers: Tom Jeanes, David Noble, and Bryan Metcalf.
His family wishes to offer special recognition to caregivers Martha Garrett and Amy Allen for their dedication and attention to Mr. Stewart.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas.
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