Thomas Roland Stewart of Dallas passed away Tuesday, October 11, at The Hillcrest of North Dallas Nursing Center. He was 73. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas on September 18, 1943, Roland was a proud graduate of both Wichita Falls High School and Oklahoma State University with a degree in accounting. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and eventually returned home to Texas to become a Certified Public Accountant. Roland was an avid reader, a fan of classic country music, sports and a world traveler; working in India, Australia and Europe as well as the United States. He was also a great fan of all kinds of trains, often planning vacations around train watching.
Roland was a proud grandfather to seven grandchildren, all of whom he took great pride in and spoke of constantly. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lavonne Lewis Stewart; son, Clay Stewart and wife Joanna; daughter Claire Bray and husband Brian; step-sons Steve Thomson and wife Karen and Terry Thomson; grandchildren Evan and Ethan Stewart, Julia and Audrey Bray, Will and Ben Thomson and Pamela Mahan; brothers Flynn Stewart II and wife Norma and James Stewart and wife Wray; sisters Nancy McCoy and husband John and Elizabeth Edmondson and husband Robbie. Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Flynn and Dewey Stewart; and his sister, Mary Ann.
A Memorial Service will be held at Carter Lake Baptist Church in Bowie, Texas on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 am with a reception to follow at the Stewart Ranch. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252