Larry Richard Stewart, 70, of Mills River joined his heavenly Father Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.
Larry was born December. 6, 1946, in Hendersonville and was a lifelong area resident. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Richard “Cotton” Stewart, and brother, George Edward “Skinny” Stewart, Sr.
He worked briefly at Something Special, was a frequent greeter in the Food Lion Parking lot, and was a member of Mt Gilead Baptist Church.
Larry is survived by his mother, Ruby Rebecca Praytor Stewart and brother, Robert “Jud” Stewart and wife, Amy, all of Mills River; two sisters, Barbara McCrary and husband, Jim, of Oak Ridge, TN, and Shirley Shipman and husband, John, of Hephzibah, GA; three aunts, Jean Sellers (Mitchell), Patricia Mintz (Jerry) and Linda Franklin (Randall Lanning); fourteen nieces and nephews, twenty-four grandnieces and grandnephews, numerous cousins, and one loving cat, Whiskers.
Graveside services will be held at 2 PM Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery of Mills River. Pastor Robert Ponder will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be James McCrary, George Stewart II, Will Stewart, DJ Stewart, Daniel Stewart, Jason Gasperson, Jon McCrary, and Johnny Shipman. Family will receive friends immediately following the burial.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Four Seasons Hospice for their care and support of our family! They have been and continue to be invaluable to our family.
Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or Mt. Gilead Church Cemetery Fund, 56 Mount Gilead Church Rd., Mills River, NC 28759