Clyde E. Stewart, 78, of Boonville, passed away at University Hospital in Columbia on Wednesday morning, July 21, 2010 due to an ATV accident.
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Celebration of Life for Clyde will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 11:00a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow on Walnut Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Bill Watkins, Donnie Campbell, Dale Smith, John Brengarth, Terry Leach and John Davis.
Clyde Ernest Stewart was born April 11, 1932 in Houstonia, MO, the son of Robert Stewart and Vonda Lee Stanley. Clyde married Mary Ann Foster August 28th 1950 and they are the parents of three children. He came to Boonville area in the late 1950's to work in the I-70 project. They then settled in the Boonville community and have been very active in the growth of the area. He and his brother, Carl donated much of their time and equipment toward the construction of the sports complex at Boonville High School. Clyde was owner of Clyde Stewart Excavation Co. later Stewart and Sons Excavation with his son Randy. He was active in the company until his death. Clyde was an expert on anything regarding the Lamine or Missouri River where he enjoyed playing cat and mouse games with local authorities and he was able to catch fish when no one else could and he enjoyed sharing the bounty with his many friends.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary on May 10, 2010, a son Rodney and a brother Carl. He is survived by his daughter, Toni Wooldridge, his son Randy Stewart and Alena all of Boonville. Also surviving are his sisters, Betty Shemwell and Wanda Campbell all of Boonville. He is also leaves behind five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the grandchildren's college education fund. Friends may register online at: www.davisfuneralchapelboonville.com
Published in Boonville Daily News from July 22 to July 29, 2010