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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Jerry Wayne Stewart

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  • MARIETTA — Memorial services for Jerry Wayne Stewart of Burneyville, Okla., will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, in the Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home Chapel, Marietta, Okla. Officiating will be the Rev. Lawrence Anderson. Arrangements are under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
    Mr. Stewart was born August 25, 1937, at Enville, Okla., the son of Robert Larry Stewart and Opal Inez Watson Stewart. He passed away Tuesday, April 23, at his residence at Burneyville, at the age of 75.
    Jerry attended school at Enville and graduated from Marietta High School with the Class of 1956. He was employed as a seismograph shooter for several years, then worked for Morton’s Foods for 10 years. Jerry retired in 1998 from the Red River Valley Rural Electric Association after 17 years of employment on the right-of-way crew. He enjoyed the outdoors, being with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. Jerry and Linda Shankles were married in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 6, 1995. He was a member of the Burneyville Baptist Church.
    Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Bobby Gene Stewart and Jimmy Dale Stewart; sister, Opal Inez “Sug” Lemons; and stepson, Bret Higgs.
    He is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Angelia Stewart of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kevn and Elizabeth Stewart of Monet, Mo.; sister, Geraldine Bean of Wynnewood, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, Joy Elizabeth Stewart, Hope Merryann Stewart, Ashley Higgs, Devon Higgs, John-David Stewart, Matthew Stewart, Timothy Stewart, Philip Stewart, Quentyn Stewart and Parker Stewart; and two great-grandchildren, Korbin Higgs and Raven Jade Dover.
    Serving as honorary bearers will be grandsons, John-David Stewart, Matthew Stewart, Timothy Stewart, Philip Stewart and Quentyn Stewart; and granddaughter, Parker Stewart.
    The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
    The family suggests memorial contributions to the Madill Baptist Home for Girls, c/o Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home, 100 East Main Street, Marietta, OK 73448.
    Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com.
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