Rev. J. David Stewart

  • Born: May 17, 1922
  • Died: April 5, 2017
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rev. J. David Stewart, 94, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Helen Warsaw Stewart died Wednesday, April 5, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017 in the East Cooper Baptist Church, 361 Egypt Road at 2:00 p.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd.

David was born May 17, 1922 in Six Mile, SC to the late Taylor Hillhouse Stewart and the late Sunie Medlin Stewart. He grew up in Abbeville, SC. David served in active combat in the US Army during WWII in Europe. He then married his wife of 64 years, Ruby Gillespie Stewart, and worked in human resources in the textile industry. David was called to ministry and graduated from Erskine College in 1964. He served many churches over the years from Ware Shoals, SC to Wilmington, NC. After retirement, he and his family moved to Mount Pleasant, SC and mourned his wife Ruby's death in 2010. In 2012, 90 year old David drove up on a Boss Hoss motorcycle with his second love, Helen, for their wedding.

In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by his two sons, David Loy Stewart (the late Judy Detyens) and John Gregg Stewart (Sylvia); four grandchildren, Loy, Jason, Jonathon, and Taylor; seven great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Oveline King, Avanelle McCord, and Betty Woolbright.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby, as well as eight of his siblings.

Memorials may be made to the Loy Stewart Foundation for ALS Research, 1539 Harborsun Dr., Charleston, SC 29412.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I just learned of Pastor Stewart's passing and my heart grieved, but what a full life he lived. It was through Pastor Stewart's shepherding that I asked the Lord into my heart and he baptized those many years ago in that small country church, Mt. Olive. While it as been 40+ years since Pastor Stewart was called to Wilmington, those at Mt. Olive still speak of him frequently and remember him fondly. What a legacy he left! I know that he and Miss Ruby will always have a special place in my heart. So while we grieve his loss on this earth, I rejoice in knowing that it was Jesus' work through him that I will have an eternal life with him in the presence of the Lord. God bless you!

Posted by Gene Emerson - Charlotte, NC - Friend   May 15, 2017

He raised two great men.

Posted by Patsy Hite Ross - Anderson, SC   April 30, 2017

Sorry for your loss. Your father answered Gods call and changed many lives. What a testament to leave behind. You are in our prayers during this time of grief.

Posted by William Culbertson - Greenwood, SC - Friend   April 09, 2017

Loy, Greg, I know you will miss your dad very much as all the family will. Thoughts and prayers will be with both of you and the family.

Posted by Bonnie Grimes Gary Gary - Abbeville, SC - Family   April 09, 2017

Mr. Stewart was one of the kindest man I have ever met. Thoughts & prayers go out to your family during this tough time.

Posted by Eileen Sexton - Johns Island, SC - Friend   April 07, 2017

ih I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers if Comfort for you and all the family

Posted by Mitzi Jones    April 07, 2017

Our family has lost an important member who will be missed by all. Praying for God's comfort and strength to help our family celebrate David's homecoming. Loy, Greg, y'all had an amazing dad. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Marcia Grimes Cartledge - Abbeville, SC - Family   April 07, 2017

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