On Dec. 29, 2012, Blain H. Stewart left this earth to be with God and reunite with his family.
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Blain was a native of Greensboro, N.C., the son of William D. and Dorris Wise Stewart. He lived his life loyally, honestly and lovingly.
Above all, Blain was a loving father to his son, William, who was his pride and joy.
One lesson Blain instilled in his son was to treat everyone with dignity and respect. He felt a calling to study Catholicism to deepen his faith and follow God's plan. An avid reader, Blain enjoyed spending time reading and watching movies. He was a well-rounded individual with a vast knowledge of history, including the Civil War.
He was a lover of life, both of animals and his fellow man. Compassionate, he never met a stranger and always left that person with a smile on his face. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Blain worked as a service advisor for Crown Honda.
Blain was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William "Randy" Stewart.
He is survived by his wife, Marlea Stewart; their son, William "Will" Stewart; brother, Sanford "Sandy" Stewart of Greensboro; sisters Sandra Browne of Colorado and Cathy Lipscomb of South Carolina; brothers Curtis Ransom of West Virginia, Bill Gooding, Rich Gooding, Don Gooding all of South Carolina and Greg Gooding of North Carolina; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was a beloved family member to his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Margaret Fowler, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 201 South Chapman Street, Greensboro, NC 27403.
Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park.
Immediately following the committal service, the family will receive family and friends at the Shrine Club, 5010 High Point Road, Greensboro, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, 4525 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27409. Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Daily Review on Jan. 5, 2013