John W. "Jack" Stewart, 80, of Mammoth Spring died June 1, 2003, at his home.
He was born March 22, 1923, in Kings Mill (Center).
He was a graduate of Ash Flat High School and served with the U.S. Army's 75th Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II, receiving three bronze stars and many other awards. while serving his country. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge.
Following the service, he moved to the Mammoth Spring area where he was a successful cattle farmer and businessman. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Rexine of the home; a daughter, Judy Shipp of Thayer, Mo.; two sons -- Jon Stewart of Cherokee Village, and Mark Stewart of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren -- Shane Ship of Calico Rock, Angie Weatherford of Jonesboro, Amanda Stewart of Thayer, Mo., and Ian Stewart of Birmingham, Ala.; four great-grandchildren -- Drew Shipp of Phoenix, Tanner and Spencer Shipp of Mammoth Spring, and Kade Weatherford of Jonesboro; a sister, Beatrice Hoftzer of Little Rock; a brother-in-law, Harding Hackney and his wife, Betty, of Salt Lake City; and two sisters-in-law -- Inez Mayfield Hathaway and her husband, Jim, of Orlando, Fla., and Jeanette Stewart of Cherokee Village.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Mae Lelivere Stewart; an infant son, Bobby; and a brother, Willard Stewart.
The funeral was June 3 at Clary Chapel in Mammoth Spring with Jack Richardson officiating. Burial was in Thayer Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Clary Funeral Home of Mammoth Spring.