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James R. Stewart passed away peacefully at his residence with his family by his side on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.
He was born in Kane on April 21, 1922. Farmville became his home after transferring here with Stackpole in 1966. He worked there until his retirement in 1982.
He was a WWII and Korean War veteran, a member of VFW Post # 7059, lover of nature, his family and his country.
Mr. Stewart is survived by daughters,Beth Stewart Carter and Julie D. Stewart of Farmville; grandchildren Vincent T. Carter and wife, Karen of Hainesville, Ill. and Heather K. Carter of Farmville; great-grandchildren Victoria E. Carter of Farmville and Coreen E. Carter, Edward James Carter, Leah M. Carter, all of Hainesville, Ill.; sister Sara Besecker of Palmyra and many nieces and nephews, and his beloved companion Phoebe.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Audrey M. Stewart; two sons, Guy Roland and Walter Todd; his parents Walter and Dora Stewart; and brothers and sisters, Gladys Hayes, Martha Fox, Ella Knapp, Edward, Charles, Thomas and John Stewart.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice.
Family received friends Tuesday night from 6-8 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home.
Donations can be made to The Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Attn: Eagle Cam, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA 23518, Centra Hospice of Farmville, 713 Oak St., Farmville, VA 23901 or a charity of your choice.
Centra Hospice of Farmville 713 Oak St. Farmville Va. 23901.
Norfolk Botanical Garden Attn: Eagles Cam 6700 Azalea Garden Rd. Norfolk Va. 23518.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at 2:00pm.Trinity Memorial Gardens 22482 Prince Edward Hwy Farmville VA 23901.
Puckett Funeral Home of Farmville is serving the family.