Thomas Lee Stewart, 71, passed to heaven on March 3, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., after a long illness.
Tom was born in California to Ancil and Glenda (Graham) Stewart on April 8, 1944.
He graduated from Ava High School with the class of 1961 and was a lifelong resident of Douglas and Ozark counties.
He is survived by two sisters: Dorothy A. Davis, of Ava, niece MariLee Davis-Ormiston, great-niece Ancil, two great-nephews Bruce and Jesse, all of Sparta, and nephew Jordan Davis and children Marlie, Tucker and Abbi, all of Springfield; and sister Rose Barnett, nephew Stuart Zimmerman, and great-nieces Abby, Maggie, and Zoe, all of Oklahoma. He also leaves behind two aunts, a host of cousins, and many longtime friends including Karen Welker.