David Stewart

Published 2:32 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019

David Lamar Stewart, 77, was called to his heavenly home April 12, 2019. He passed with family and friends by his side at home in Bogalusa, after a lengthy illness.

He was one of 12 children born to Estelle and Talmadge Stewart of Bogalusa on May 29, 1941. Lamar, a mechanic by trade, worked for C. A. Stewart’s Dairy until he pursued his vocational teaching degree and taught at Northshore Technical College. He later continued as an instructor and retired from Rayburn Correctional Institute. Lamar was a longtime committee member of IHC Chapter 31 and was an avid collector of antique tractors. He also was a board member of the 7th District Fire Department and a Master Mason, with 50-plus years, in the Zona Masonic Lodge in Enon. Lamar was a faithful member of Pettit Memorial Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Crain Sheridan Stewart; mother-in-law, Idell Crain; daughter, Debbie (Wade) Magee; stepsons, Bruce (Deidra) Sheridan, Kenny (Sandra) Sheridan and Paul Sheridan; grandchildren, Amber (Chad) Burge, Adam Magee, Matthew Sheridan, Chase Sheridan, Maria Sheridan, Austin Jenkins and Jennifer Williams; great-grandchildren, Kailee and Kinlee Burge; siblings, Howard (Linda) Stewart, Janice Bedwell, Elaine (Rick) Buras, Sylvia Forbes, Rita (Buddy) Jenkins, Robert (Diane) Stewart, Marion (Dennis) Galloway, Boady (Kelly) Stewart and Emelda (Mike) Hunt; sister-in-law, Judy Stewart; and loved as family, Logan Morrison and Jackie Walker.

Always willing to lend a hand, he was well loved by his large family and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Estelle and Talmadge Stewart; brothers, Dewitt and Jeffery Stewart; and brother-in-law, Junior Bedwell.

Brown-McGehee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and are as follows: visitation was Monday, April 15, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., with Masonic rites at 7 p.m. Visitation resumed Tuesday, April 16, from 8 a.m. until the funeral services at 2 p.m., with officiating Elders, Tommy Varnado and Tommy Pittman. Graveside rites continued at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist on Knapp Thomas Road in Bogalusa, with Bro. Mike Thomas officiating.