Mr. William Joe Stewart, age 76, of Glen Allen, passed away Saturday, February 27 in Glen Allen. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 4 at 2-PM. from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Glen Allen Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 P.M. at Nelson Funeral Home. Bro. Joel Isham and Bro. Fred Baccus will officiate.
Survivors include his children: Stacey Stewart (Mary), Neal Stewart (Morgan), Connie Hubbert (Joey Hicks), Mary Stewart Barnes, and son-in-law: Benny Hubbert, brothers: Truman and Jerry (Shirley) Stewart, sisters: Bobby Mullins (Bob), Betty Nix, Louise Aldridge, and Mary Gilbert (Billy), 14 grandchildren: Dannah, Amanda, Destiny, Katie, Cody, Corey, Savannah, Casey, Derek, Joseph, Frenchie, Gage, Elaina, and Mercy, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.
Mr. Joe Stewart was born April 5, 1944 to Frank and Annie Beasley Stewart. He attended school at Hubbertville High School. Joe was an active member at Glen Allen Church for over 45 years. He served on the Glen Allen Town Council from 1968-1980 when he was elected as the Glen Allen Mayor. He was Mayor from 1980-1992. Joe also served two terms as Fayette County Commissioner from 1992-2000. Joe owned and operated Stewart Grocery and Hardware in Glen Allen for over 25 years. He also ran the Glen Allen Carwash, the "Town Cafe", Glen Allen Curb Market, and Stewart's Pawn Shop in Guin. He was a very busy man but yet he still made time for his ever popular watermelons that he loved to grow and sell, and many times would just give away. Everyone that knew Joe, loved Joe. He truly was a friend to everyone he would meet.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years: Loretta Webb Stewart, daughter: Tina Stewart, great-grandson: Willum Parish, his parents and 5 brothers: James, Robert, Billy, Charles, and Henry Stewart.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Danny Marcum, Truman Stewart, Jerry Stewart, Jeremy Stewart, and Benny Hubbert.
Active pallbearers will be: Devin Marcum, Corey Stewart, Eli Cannon, Derek Barnes, Zach Hill, and Wade Tidwell.
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