Harold Lloyd Stewart Nashville Harold Lloyd Stewart, 82, passed away January 16, 2013 in the VA Medical Center in Battle Creek. Harold was born on April 6, 1930, in Castleton Twp., Barry County, MI, the son of Henry H. and Thelma J. (Schnepp) Stewart. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a mechanic in Japan for transport trucks during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a welder in the Oldsmobile division of General Motors in Lansing, retiring after 30 years in 1978. After retirement, he owned his own welding business at his home in Nashville. He loved fishing, hunting, and baseball, particularly the Detroit Tigers. Harold will be missed by his wife of 62 years, Bessie Mae (Jenkins) Stewart; children, Sally (Bill) Martin, Kathy (Fred) Spears, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Brenda (Swift) Stewart; grandchildren Mike (Sara) Martin, Dan (Missy) Martin, Chad (Mandy) Spears, Bess Ann Sheppard, Jane Spears, Dawn (Kurt) Fairfield, Kate (Brian) Rumsey, Sarah (Jack) Atkinson, and Tara (Chuck) Walker; great-grandchildren Anthony, Matthew, Samual and Nicholas Martin, Cassie and Nikki Palmer, McKenize and Emma Martin, Elle Marie and Gavin Sheppard, Nikita and Rebecca Fairfield, Wyatt and Carlee Spears, Rian and Bryce Rumsey, Nicholas and Skyler Atkinson, and Austin VanAlstine; siblings William (Anita) Stewart and Barbara (Raymond) Barlond; and brother-in-law Robert Bigford. Harold was preceded in death by his sons, Arthur H. Stewart and Henry L. Stewart and sisters, Betty Garvey and Judy Bigford. Visitation will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home, Inc., Charlotte, MI. Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 with visitation one hour prior to the service. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Barry County Adult Daycare or the
. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prayfuneral.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Jan. 20, 2013