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John William Stewart

Born: Mon., Jun. 14, 1943
Died: Thu., Apr. 26, 2018

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Sat., May 19, 2018
Location: 1st Baptist Church


10:00 AM Mon., May 21, 2018
Location: Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery

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John William Stewart was born June 14, 1943 in Morehead Kentucky to Opal Irene (Epperhart) Stewart and William Edwin Stewart. John went home with Jesus on April 26, 2018.

He graduated from Chuckatuck High School in Virginia 1961 and attend Morehead State College in Morehead, Kentucky for a while. In June 1962 he Joined the U.S. Marines, Went to Parris Island, South Carolina, for basic training and to San Diego, California, for radio and electronics training.

Met his wife to be, Neoma Pearl Reinert, on a five- church hayride 20 June 1963 and asked her to marry him 04 July 1963 and was married in Las Vegas, Nevada, 13 October 1963.

As a radio technician he went to Okinawa for 13 months, returned in January 1965 to San Diego as a radio instructor. Went to Vietnam in January 1968. Returned to Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, and was discharged in July 1968.

Worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, for a contractor as a Sr. electronics technician. April 1969 went to work for Digital Equipment Corp., a New England based computer manufacturer. Was hired as a computer instructor. After 2 ½ years in Mass. he was transferred to field service in Michigan and worked there for 7 years. In July 1978 he transferred to Sierra Vista, in southeastern Arizona where he worked independently as a Remote Field Service Engineer.

In 1956 John gave his life to the Lord at age 13 at a Youth for Christ Rally, April 1979 after years of doing his own thing, he rededicated his life to Christ and our lives have now taken on a real fullness and completeness which we never had before. John was ordained as a Southern Baptist Deacon in March 1983.

In July of 1983 we bought a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. We Traveled most of the United States except Hawaii and Alaska. We are members of First Baptist Church of Sierra Vista. Neoma and John sing in the Choir and Neoma played in the Handbell Choir and John served in the Deacon Family Ministry Plan, plus a Bible Study Teacher. We both were quite active in many church activities.

We are also both Ham Radio Operators and enjoy activities there. We are very active in the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. John was the Area Representative for Arizona Chapter E here in Cochise County 1984 for many years. Then 1994 District Director for the State of Arizona. John and Neoma have been married 54 years and he will be forever loved and missed by his wife Neoma; Sister, Lana Sue; Brother-in-law, Art; and all our relatives.

John was preceded in death by his Father, William Stewart; His Mother, Opal Stewart; his Mother-in-law, Dortha Reinert; his Father in Law, Arthur Reinert, Sr., and many other loved ones.

John’s Celebration of Life Memorial will be Saturday May 19, 2018 at First Baptist Church on 7th and Golf Links 10:00 a.m. in Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635. and also On Monday May 21, 2018 at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at South Buffalo Soldier Trail and Golf Links service at 10:00 a.m.

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Kenneth Hansen
   Posted Wed July 31, 2019
As a fellow employee and friend of John's, he always added humor to the job we were working on. Although being 75 miles away I did enjoy the lunches and the day we had together in Sierra Vista. John was a fair, and good guy.

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