Published 2:34 pm Friday, January 11, 2019
James “Jim” Sidney Stewart was born on April 14, 1935, in Bogalusa. He is a former resident of Bogalusa and Hammond, and a graduate of Bogalusa High School.
James is survived by his wife of 51 years, Chung T. Stewart of Hammond; one daughter, Sheryl Slaven and her husband Scott from Hammond; one son, Marty Stewart from Hammond; three grandsons, Josh Slaven, Gunner Slaven and Brock Stewart; one granddaughter, Hunter Stewart; two brothers, Haspel Stewart and his wife Margie from Wilmer, and Robert Stewart and his wife Larisa from Bogalusa; one sister, Peggy Stewart from Bogalusa, and Ann Downey from San Francisco, Calif.; cousin and best friend, Joby Willis from Bogalusa; four nieces, Debra Stewart Purvis, Kimberly Stewart, Amy Stewart and Melissa Stewart; and two nephews, Bryan Stewart and Scott Stewart.
James is preceded in death by his parents, James Saville Stewart Sr. and Ruby Louis Henley; one brother, James Saville Stewart Jr.; and grandparents, Martin Stewart and Mittie Mitchell Stewart.
Stewart proudly served in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1974 with over 20 years of service. After traveling all over the world, he settled down in Hammond, where he raised his family while attending Southeastern Louisiana University. After his Navy career, Jim retired from the restaurant business which included owning his own pizza restaurant, Pizza Place. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially all of his grandchildren and his dog Mei-Li, all of whom he adored.
The family would like to express our thanks and gratitude for the wonderful help, care, and compassion given by nurses, aides and staff at North Oaks Surgery Center, Heritage Healthcare, United Medical Rehab Hospital, Camelot Community Care Center, and Ameracare Family Hospice.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend funeral services at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, on Monday, Jan. 14, at noon with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Fred Brumfield. Interment will immediately follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery. Magic City American Legion Post 24 will be providing full military honors.
Family and friends may view and sign the guestbook online at www.brownmcgehee.com.