Elmer Riley Stewart
Mr. Elmer Riley Stewart of Creston went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, July 29, 2012. He was 89.
He had been a resident of Margate Health & Rehab nursing facility of Jefferson.
Mr. Stewart was born on July 15, 1923 in Creston to the late Samuel Stewart and Emma Mae Stewart.
He was also preceeded in death by his wife, Eyvonne Roark Stewart, on May 12, 2012; four brothers, Robert Stewart of Creston, R.E. Stewart of Granite Falls, Delemer Stewart of Mountain City, Tenn., Ronald Stewart of Creston; sisters, Mae Thomas of Mountain City, Tenn., Ruby Stewart of Creston; and great-grandson Kody Mullis.
Mr. Stewart is survived by two sons, Jody Stewart and wife, Katie, of Mountain City, Tenn., Devern Stewart and wife, Elizabeth, of Mouth of Wilson, Va.; three daughters, Levene Hart and husband, Jerry, of Mouth of Wilson, Va., Charlotte McCoy of Lenoir, Roberta Campbell and husband, Jeff, of Flint, Texas; two sisters, Rosa Maine of Trade, Tenn., and Janetta Potter of Lenoir; seven grandchildren, Michelle Stewart of Mountain City, Tenn., Angie Norris and husband, Billy, of Deep Gap, SSC First Class Robbie Mullis and wife, Holly, of Lenoir, Travis Stewart and wife, Allyson, of Warrensville, Adam Stewart and wife, Emily, of Creston, Brandon Stewart of Fleetwood, and Charity Campbell of Flint, Texas; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Elmer was an avid farmer and retired from Sprague Electric in Lansing with 25 years of service as a Security Guard and Boiler Room Foreman. He enjoyed woodworking especially making birdhouses, apple crates and anything else he could cobble on relating to wood. He had a passionate love for life and enjoyed it to the fullest. He loved riding motorcycles on his farm checking fences and attending to his cattle, and also working with his farm machinery, flea-marketing, attending his church, Sutherland United Methodist. He lived his dream by touring the “West” with his wife and visiting the “Holy Lands.” He was a man with a heart for God and loved sharing His word with others. His memories will forever be cherished by all of those who knew and loved him. He and his wife “Eyvonnie” are united “Together Forever” in Heaven and will be sadly missed.
Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Tommy Stephens and the Rev. Chris Goodman. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, July 31, at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.
The family will meet at the homeplace on 131 Sutherland Road, Creston following the graveside services on Wednesday evening, Aug. 1.
Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association National Office 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or Meals on Wheels, 180 Chattyrob Lane, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
You may send and view condolences to the family through our website www.ashelawn.com.
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens is entrusted with Mr. Stewart’s arrangements.