William Dwight Stewart, Sr

William Dwight Stewart, Sr

Birth
Death 24 Oct 2007 (aged 55)
Burial Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 22916560 · View Source
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William Dwight Stewart, Sr., was born on September 9, 1952, to the late John Henry, Sr. and Jessie Ruth Saprrow Stewart in Shelbyville, TN. On October 24, 2007, Dwight answered God's call for eternal rest.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Jesse and Mabel Coop Sparrow Stewart and Joe and Luella Tally Stewart; aunts, Cora Lee Sparrow, Emma London, Betty Buchanan, and Ann Jones; uncles, James and Robert Earl Sparrow, Oscar, Clyde, J.D., Jimmy, Jesse, Bill, and Joe Rob Stewart; a nephew, Tyler Stewart, and a very special mother-in-law, Maude (Warren) Hall.

Dwight was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all. He became a member of East Cedar Street Church of Christ, which became Bird Street Church of Christ, at an early age. Dwight was loved and respected for his art of cooking. He was known for his mother's recipes for chocolate and caramel cakes, biscuits, and his barbaque. He was a faithful Christian and a Trustee at Bird Street Church of Christ.

Dwight started his education at Bedford County Training School, graduating from Central High School in 1970. He went to Lane College in Jackson, TN, later transferring to Fisk University in Nashville, TN. Dwight promised his father that he would get his college degree. On May 12, 2001, Dwight fulfilled his promise, when he received his Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University. After he got his degree, Dwight went to his parent's grave to show them his degree and to let them know he did it.

Dwight had a very successful career at Tennessee State University. He began working in 1977 in the Department of Finance and Accounting as an Accounts Payable Clerk. By November of 1994, after 25 years in that department, he accepted another position as Fiscal Analyst II in the department of Title III Administration, where he worked until his death.

For those of you who knew Dwight, he was a true Dallas Cowboys fan and loved football. He coached little league football and baseball for many years. During his coaching career, he achieved numerous championships and prestigious awards. His motto to all the kids that played, small or large, " If you want a position, you have to work for it". Dwight also taught them to have respect for themselves and others. Education was very important for his players, to Dwight, school first them football. His players would always have to show their report cards to Coach Stewart.

Because of his devotion to Dwight, Jr., he and Delbra were avid volunteers in many Special Olympic programs and activities.

He leaves tp cherish his memory, a loving wife of 33 years, Delbra Warren Stewart; four sons, Kelly (Felicia) Stewart of Murfreesboro,TN Bryan (Sonya) Stewart of Fort Bragg, N.C., William "Dwight,Jr" Stewart of Shelbyville,TN and Lee Warren, Jr. of Murfreesboro; six grandchildren, Tre Harris-Stewart, Quavion, Tavares, Bryan, Jr., Kindall and Darius Stewart; one brother, John H. (Susie) Stewart of Shelbyville, TN; an uncle, William "Butch" (Judy) Sparrow of Lewisburg, TN; three aunts, Lula Mai Jordan of Deason, TN, Margaret Stewart of Shelbyville, TN and Louise Sparrow of Flat Creek, TN; two nieces, Chantel and Taia Stewart; a nephew, Andre Stewart, all of Shelbyville,TN; sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Walter) Buckingham, Tonya (Keith) Chunn and Charlene Warren, all of Shelbyville, TN; brothers-in-law, Jesse Warren of Ashville, N.C., Robert (Delphine) Warren and Terry Warren, all of Shelbyville, TN and Lee Warren of Smyrna, TN; devoted friends, Veronica Jones, Patrick Grandberry, Tommy and Julia Brame, Audwin Jordan, Troy Whitaker, Terry and Marcia Looper; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


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  • Created by: Pam Estes gedmatch# T131729
  • Added: 15 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22916560
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Dwight Stewart, Sr (9 Sep 1952–24 Oct 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22916560, citing Willow Mount Cemetery, Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Pam Estes gedmatch# T131729 (contributor 46799761) .