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Mr. Jack Stewart Sr. was told he was born on May 15, 1915, though legal records show his birth date as May 15, 1917. Raised by Jack and Emma Stewart, who loved and cared for him until their deaths.

Jack was married to Lillie Ryals; from this union they had three children, Preston, Jack Jr. and Lillie Ann. He was then married to Eleanor Hoskins; from this union they had four children, Judy, Edna, Donnell and Chester.

After a short bout of illness, Jack departed this life on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, after 99 productive years.

He leaves four sons, three daughters, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends to cherish his memory.

Graveside service for Mr. Jack Stewart Sr. will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery, 750 Page St., Petersburg, Va.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Stewart at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
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Published in The Progress-Index from June 8 to June 10, 2014