Steven Wade Stewart, 49, of Rhome died Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Decatur.
Celebration of his life is 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Steve was born May 5, 1963, in Chickasha, Okla., to Robert Vernon and Alice Ann (Stovall) Stewart, both of whom preceded him in death. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, was a veteran of the United States Navy and was presently district manager for Trican Well Service in Springtown.
Steve leaves behind a legacy of philanthropy through his involvement in various charities. He was an avid reader and prankster. Steve also enjoyed watching Sooner football, boating and spending time with his family and friends, as well as his beloved cat, Ebony, and his sweet German Shepherd, Miss Daisy. Steve always said, “The most important thing I ever did in my life was being a father.” He will be sorely missed.
He is survived by a daughter, Meisha Ann Stewart, and a son, Joshua Ray Stewart, both of Sheridan, Ark.; fianc e Tracey Thompson of Pottsville, Ark.; stepfather Ray Larsen of Greeley, Colo.; sister Melinda Brennan and husband, Mike, of Sheridan, Wyo.; brother Paul Stewart and wife, Sasha, of Greeley; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and a host of friends.
Memorials may be sent to Hands Helping Paws Inc., P.O. Box 1024, Norman, OK 73070.