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R.B. Stewart Dies
RET member, R.B. Stewart, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2007, at the age of 86. We will miss his presence among us very much.

(funeral arrangements below)

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel (5301 Fountain Drive in Fountain City - Knoxville) with Rev. Max Reddick officiating. Interment will be at Oak Ridge Memorial Park following the service. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Gentry-Griffey Chapel.

In liu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association for research

Born in 1920 to R.B. Stewart, Sr., and Rosy Gayheart Stewart, he was the 3rd son of 12 children. R.B. was C.E.O. and owner of Alexander Stewart and Associates Mortgage Bookers. He was also a men's clothing designer and membre of the International Association of Clothing Designers, having worked in that capacity for forty years, chiefly for Palm Beach Co., Hubbard Co. and Haspel Brother's of New Orleans. He also taught at North Carolina Vocational Textile School for 7 years, at Belmont, N.C. He was a Rotarian of 40 years service, having served in every Rotary office from Club President to Sgt. at Arms and was a "Paul Harris Fellow." He was a past District Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America and Executive Board Member of the Andrew Jackson Council, B.S.A., Jackson, Mississippi. He was an inventor (3 patents) and listed in "Who's Who" of American inventors. He was an artist of some accomplishment and played the 5-string banjo in traditional Appalachian style. He is the author of, "We're Under Attack" and is a Kentucky Colonel.

R.B. is survived by his wife of 60 years, Leila Mae Smith Stewart, one son, F. Alexander Stewart of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and by 10 brothers and sisters.

Posted by pking
Apr. 16, 2007