Lacy Edgar "Ed" Stewart, 81, of Matheny went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 15, 2017, following a long illness.
Born February 10, 1936, in Jesse, he was the son of the late Henry Charles Stewart Sr. and Vernie Mae McMillon Stewart.
Ed lived most of his life in Matheny. He also made his home in Summers County on the farm. A place he loved and enjoyed living on the mountain. He attended the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Summers County while living there. He moved back to Matheny in 2010.
He was a member of the Matheny Methodist Church, where he enjoyed going to church and serving the Lord.
Ed was a disabled coalminer. He was employed at Kopperston Mine, Harris #1, F&F Mine, and drove a log truck for Church Brothers Lumber Co., Lugars, and Billy Stewart. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons, teasing people about Dodge trucks, cooking, gardening, and most of all spending time with his four precious grandchildren and his family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Lola Stewart, and infant son James Stewart, two brothers, Henry Charles Stewart Jr. and James Holly Stewart.
He is survived by two daughters, Deana Holbrook (Jeff) of Green Camp, and Edna Vanhoy (Chad) of Pineville, Three grandsons Kile Holbrook of Green Camp, Hunter and Lucas Vanhoy of Pineville, and one granddaughter Kelsy Holbrook of Green Camp, one brother Calvin Stewart (Louise) of Matheny, three sisters Garnet Bailey of New Richmond, Versie McCoy (Harlen), Carol Browning (Lindsey), of Jesse, many special nieces, nephews, and a host of many friends, and neighbors. Very special friends Mickey and Tammy Mitchell, and Mike Dempsey.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Hospice of Southern West Virginia, and Wyoming Nursing and rehab, for the wonderful care given Ed during his illness.
Services celebrating the life of Ed Stewart will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 2:00pm at the Matheny United Methodist Church with Rev. David White, and Rev. Mickey Mitchell officiating. Following the service he will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife in the Stewart Family Cemetery, Matheny. Kenny Vanhoy, Kile Holbrook, Dougie Shelton, JD Shorter, Sam Stewart, and Mike Goode will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter and Lucas Vanhoy, and Kelsy Holbrook.
Friends may gather with the family from noon until service time Tuesday at the church.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.Evans-Calfee.com
Evans-Calfee Funeral Service, 1081 Cook Parkway, Oceana, WV 24870, has the honor of serving the Stewart family.
Published on July 16, 2017