Victor E. Stewart, 97, of Syracuse, Ohio, went to join his beloved wife, Margaret, on July 30, 2012. She preceded him in death by seven weeks. He was born in Meigs County to Frank Stewart and Ethel Forbes Stewart. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his sisters, Evelyn Stewart Lucke and Maxine Stewart Sayre.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Stewart Pleasants of Huntington, West Virginia; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Mary Stewart of Gray, Tennessee. “Papa” was proud of his grandchildren, Gregory (Becky) Hedrick of Kenova, W.Va., Christopher (Lisa) Hedrick of Prichard, W.Va., Dr. Traci (Chris) Hedrick-Broomall of Charlottesville, Va., and Amy E. Stewart of Gray, Tenn.
He thoroughly enjoyed his six great-grandsons, Stewart Hedrick of Coral Gables, Fla., Shaun Hedrick of Seattle, Wash., Nathan Hedrick of Huntington, W.Va., Samuel Hedrick of Prichard, W.Va., Tyler Broomall of Charlottesville, Va., and Carter Broomall of Charlottesville, Va. He treasured the time he spent with his “boys”.
Victor is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Eunice Jones, Donna Jones and Lera Jones; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vic and Margaret were married seventy-three wonderful years. It seems only fitting they left us within seven weeks of each other so they could be together again.
They raised their children in St. Albans, W.Va., where he owned and operated the St. Albans Metal Works. When he retired, they fulfilled a life-long dream and moved to Florida where they lived for twenty-five years. Vic and Margaret returned to Syracuse, Ohio, where they have lived the last fifteen years. The family appreciates the kindness shown to them by their wonderful neighbors in Syracuse, especially Jerry and Connie Richardson.
Papa was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State fan. Fishing was a serious hobby which he enjoyed all his life, especially in Florida. Family members always looked forward to the “fish frys” at Mama and Papa’s house.
Lastly, the family expresses it’s gratitude to his wonderful caregivers, Debbie Engle, Jamie McKeever and with special affection to Marcia Morris.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, with Pastor Doug Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Meigs Memory Gardens. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday.
A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.