GARY WAYNE STEWART Friday, June 22, 1945 - Sunday, May 28, 2017
Gary Wayne Stewart, age 71, of Billings, Missouri, succumbed to cancer in his home on May 28, 2017. He was born June 22, 1945 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Floyd and Delsena (Hopkins) Stewart. They preceded Gary in death.
Gary was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. Gary is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara; three sons and their spouses, Randal Stewart, Patrick and Becky Stewart, and Kevin and Candice Stewart; two brothers and spouses, Dean and Gail Stewart and Kent and Jean Ann Stewart; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Gary loved Jesus and served as a pastor for 33 years. Gary joyfully led and served the church and his family, friends and community. Gary was always there to help those in need, lend an encouraging word and comfort to others during times of struggle as well as joy. Gary was a flawed man, but was made like Christ through his active faith. His greatest joy in this life was his wife and “his boys.”
A very special thank you to Kelly Jennings for always being here. Additional thanks to Hospice Compassus in Springfield for their loving care and support.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the Clever First Baptist Church, at 219 W. Brown St., Clever. Memorial services for Gary will also be at Clever First Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 31 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Compassus at 1465 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65804.
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