Stewart, James LeRoy

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.


11 replies on “Stewart, James LeRoy”

carol stock says:

Leigh.. I am so sorry. My darling Dad died July 4th @ 92. He was my hero..our parents are irreplaceable. Cherish those good memories & know you are blessed by their love.
You are on my prayers,
Love to all. Carol Stocking

Trisha Soma says:

A man to have all these unconditional children themselves could only be great. To have shared his heart and love and see it within your generations is a great gift to give and that he did. I did not know James directly, but his spirit will live on within his kids and grand kids. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. I am sure you all felt very blessed to have had him near the last few years to make this transition a bit more comforting. Know that the Soma family is thinking of all you.
Sincerely with Deepest Thoughts,
John,Trisha,Jake,and Mitchell Soma

Banfield Family says:

Fabbri & Stewart Families,
Our hearts go out to you on the loss of your Father. Our prayers are with you as you celebrate his life.
Kirk, Julie, Parker, & Taryn (& Lance too!)

Susan and Jeff Goldberg says:

Our thoughts and deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Dad. He was a special person with a very loving family–a true testament to him. We hope his wonderful memories will be a comfort to you during this difficult time.
Much love,
Susan, Jeff, Stephanie, Jordan and Evan Goldberg

Jodie Weddle says:

Lori & Family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I know how much you loved your dad. May God bless you all.

Dianne Mullins Nicholson says:

Death is nothing at all

I have only slipped away into the next room

I am I and you are you

Whatever we were to each other

That we are still

Call me by my old familiar name

Speak to me in the easy way you always used

Put no difference into your tone

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow

Laugh as we always laughed

At the little jokes we always enjoyed together

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was

Let it be spoken without effort

Without the ghost of a shadow in it

Life means all that it ever meant

It is the same as it ever was

There is absolute unbroken continuity

What is death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind

Because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you for an interval

Somewhere very near

Just around the corner

All is well.

Nothing is past; nothing is lost

One brief moment and all will be as it was before

How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral

‘The King of Terrors’, a sermon on death delivered in St Paul’s Cathedral on Whitsunday 1910, while the body of King Edward VII was lying in state at Westminster.

May you find some comfort in this poem,


Cathy Perez says:

Fabri, Miller and Stewart families.
I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful father. Jim was surrounded by love during his last few days. He had to have felt that. He was so incredibly proud of all of you.
Thank you for allowing me the privilege and honor to have been an active part of your dad’s life. I will always miss him. He was like a second dad to me.
My love to all of you.
Cathy Perez

Joni Hruska Fichter says:

Dear Lynne,

I am so sorry to hear about your daddy. He was such a handsome man! He certainly left a great legacy in your and your family here on this earth! George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “Life is no brief candle. It is a splendid torch which you hold for only a moment. Make it burn as brightly as possible before passing it on to future generations.” His torch burned brightly and it has now been passed to yall. I know you will carry the family flame forward, continuing to make him proud in all you do. God bless yoy, Lynne, and may He help mend your broken heart. Love, Joni

Kelly Robicheaux says:

Lynne, Lori, Leigh, Mark, Landon and family-

My family and I send our deepest heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I will always remember your Dad with a loving smile. He was such a kind, gentle and joyful man that made this world a better place for knowing him. You all are a tribute to the life he lead and his giving spirit.

Please know that our arms are wrapped around you during this time of loss. Wishing you all comfort and peace.

Much love,
Kelly, Kristy, Karen & Bobbie Robicheaux

Amy Leibman says:

Dear Lynne,
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I lost my Dad a few years back at 86 yrs old, so I know how much you are missing him. We were both lucky to have them in our lives for such a very long time. What a handsome man your Dad was. I know he brought you great joy and love that you will continue to pass along to Landon, Liam and Scarlett. God bless you my friend.

Walter Juliff says:


you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. I would like to express my deepest sympathy knowing that he is in a better place now.You will always cherish the great memories and good times with your dad.He will continue to watch from above as you fulfill your dreams in life! May you heart find peace and comfort in this time of grief. Love,Walter Juliff

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