Thomas Newell Stewart, Jr.

July 10, 1947 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 74)


Thomas Newell Stewart, Jr., 74, of Statesville, passed away at Iredell Memorial Hospital Monday, November 1, following a lengthy illness.

He was born July 10, 1947 in Iredell County and was the son of the late Thomas Newell Stewart, Sr. and Ethel Robinette Stewart. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Hines and a grandson, Austin James Baker, a niece Heather Hines and numerous close aunts and uncles.

He was a graduate of Celeste Henkel School, class of ’65 and was the owner and operator of Tommy’s Sign Shop in Statesville. He was a faithful, lifetime member of Beulah Baptist Church. A Vietnam Vet, serving in the US Navy Sea Bees from 1966-1968.

Along with his wife of 50 years Ann Stewart, he is also survived by three children, Jamie Bass (Angie), Tammy Bass Chuby (Jeff) and Joey Stewart Dill (Jason); nine grandchildren, Cody Bass, Chris Bass, Matthew Baker, Aaron Crawford (Nadine), Tyler Chuby (Chloe), Jordan Warlick (Bo), Karie Howard (Caleb) and Kimberly Tolbert; three great grandchildren, Layla, Rosie and Sylas, one sister, Linda Plyler and three nephews, Ashley Plyler, Jeremy Plyler and Jesse Hines (Melissa).

Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Burgess and Rev. Henry Cook officiating. Mr. Stewart will lie in state on Thursday from 12:30-1:45 at Beulah Baptist Church. Active pallbearers will be Christopher Bass, Cody Bass, Caleb Howard, Tyler Chuby, Aaron Crawford and Bo Warlick.

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Funeral Service
November 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Beulah Baptist Church
1851 Old Mountain Rd.
Statesville, NC 28677


Purple Hearts Homes
755 Washington Ave, Statesville NC 28677

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

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