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John Melvin Stewart, 79, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Asbury Baptist Church, Seagrove, NC, where he was a member, with the Reverend Wayne Bryson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM. The body will lie in state at Kennedy Funeral Home from 9:00 am to Noon, on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Melvin was born in Moore County on July 24, 1939 to Solomon and Mable Morgan Stewart. He was a veteran of the North Carolina Army National Guard. Melvin was the owner of Melvin’s Texaco and previously, Robbins Exxon. He was a loving son, father and grandfather. Melvin enjoyed tractors of all kinds, hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by brother: Edward Stewart; sister: Vivian Stewart Jones.

Melvin is survived by wife of 57 years, Wanda Cooper Stewart: sons: Randall Stewart and wife Julia, Kevin Stewart; special loving grandchildren: Stephen, Melanie, Matthew and Nicholas Stewart; sister: Marge Stewart Burgess and husband Ted; brother in law; Gary Cooper and wife Jill; many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice of Randolph County, P O Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204 or Clapps Rehabilitation, 500 Mountain Top Road, Asheboro, NC 27204

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stewart Family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com

 

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