Graveside services for Charles R. Stewart, III, 72, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Stewart died at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014, at his home.
He was born October 9, 1942, at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, to Charles R. Stewart, Jr., and Ruth Taylor Stewart. On December 23, 1961, he was married at Flippin, Arkansas, to Judy McCracken. Charles was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, moved to Flippin, Arkansas in 1962 and then to West Plains, Missouri, in 1973. He was a fishing guide in Arkansas, a carpenter and farmer. Charles was a loving and caring man that could do almost any task he set his mind to do. He will be missed by many. Charles and Judy have a number of young people they feel was their kids. He was known as “Pa Charles” to many. Charles was a Christian and attended His Place, where Greg and Angie made a great impact on his life.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Stewart, of the family home; one daughter, Charlene McKee, husband, Craig, Caulfield, Missouri; two grandsons, Cody McKee, wife, Jessica and Chad McKee, all of West Plains, Missouri; one niece, Donna Redburn; one nephew, Monty McCracken; one special sister-in-law, Gussie McCracken; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Guy and Elma McCracken and brother-in-law, Don McCracken, precede him in death.
Mr. Stewart will lie in state from 3:00 p.m., Monday until 1:00 p.m., Tuesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.