September 8, 1930 - August 1, 2013
James LeRoy Stewart, 82, passed from this life on Thursday, August 1, 2013 in Plano, Texas surrounded by his family.
Born in Warren, Ohio on September 8, 1930, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Blystone Stewart, mother, Louella Dollar Stewart, father, Ellis LeRoy Stewart, and sister, Jeanette Stewart Lake.
He and his wife lived in Warren and Cleveland, OH, Olympia, WA, Gadsden, AL, Greenville, SC, Clermont, FL and Houston and Dallas, TX.
Those who celebrate and love him include his children, Mark Stewart and wife Martha, daughters Lori Goldberg and husband David, Lynne Miller, Leigh Fabbri and husband Mike, and son-in-law David Dunning; Grandchildren Spencer Stewart, James Outen and wife Crystal, Landon Newsom and husband Robby, and Evan and Grant Fabbri; Great grandchildren Brendan and Bryce Outen and Scarlette and Liam Newsom; his 13 Grand-dogs and 6 Grand-cats; and childhood friends Richard and Lotus Walters.
Jim was a man of infinite and unconditional love. Everyone who met him, loved him. He was proud of his family, his faith, his country, his Army service during the Korean War, and his Ohio heritage. He loved history, big band music, the Ohio State Buckeyes, ketchup, Blue Bell ice cream, nature and especially animals. He always had room in his heart and home for any stray that found him.
Jim’s family would like to thank his physicians, caregiver Cathy Perez and the staff of Prestonwood Rehab and Nursing for their loving care and friendship.
To honor James, please donate to Operation Kindness, the SPCA of Texas, or SPCA International, which helps soldiers keep their pets.