Richard Melvin Stewart
October 26, 1924 – June 14, 2020

Private graveside funeral services for Richard Melvin Stewart, 95, of Albany, GA, will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA. John Jackson will officiate. Military Honors will be presented at the service. Mr. Stewart passed away at his home in Albany, GA, on Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Mr. Stewart was born on October 26, 1924, in Shellman, GA, to the late Earnest Earl Stewart and Mattie Achord Stewart. He served his country in the United States Army. On July 11, 1952, he married Ruth Varnadore Stewart, who survives. They were married for almost 68 years. He worked with Thurston Motor Lines until his retirement. He was active in the Albany Civitan Club having served as past President and an active member of the Elks Lodge No. 713, where he was past Exalted Ruler. He was a devoted member of the Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church in Albany, GA.

Survivors include: his wife, Ruth Varnadore Stewart of Albany, GA; daughter, Vicki Stewart Crew (John) of Leesburg, GA; grandchildren, Stewart Crew of Washington, DC, Zachary Crew of Athens, GA; brother, Andrew Stewart (Nell) of Bronwood, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; grandson, John William Crew, Jr.; brothers, Earl Stewart, Sam Stewart, Delmar Stewart, Bobby Stewart; and sisters, Louise Stewart Parnacott, twin sisters, Nan Stewart, Ann Stewart.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Stewart’s memory to: Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, 2200 Dawson Road, Albany, GA 31707.

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