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Rev. J. David Stewart
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Loy Stewart Foundation for ALS Research
    1539 Harborsun Dr.
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“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...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: William Culbertson - Greenwood, SC

“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. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Bonnie Grimes Gary Gary - SC

“Mr. Stewart was one of the kindest man I have ever met. Thoughts & prayers go out to your family during this tough time. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Eileen Sexton - Johns Island, SC

“ih I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers if Comfort for you and all the family ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Mitzi Jones

“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...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Marcia Grimes Cartledge - SC


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.