Donald Lee Stewart
Donald Lee Stewart, age 71, of Shelby died Saturday, January 5, 2008 at Med Central Shelby Hospital after a 4 month battle with cancer.
He was born February 2, 1936 in Clearfield, Kentucky, the son of the late William Clarence and Leoma (Johnson) Stewart. He was a 1954 graduate of Shelby High School. Don was an Air Force veteran serving from 1954-1958; two of those years he spent in Alaska, a time he remembered with great fondness. In the 1960’s he was a police officer for the city of Shelby. He then worked as a foreman at Tech Form Industries, from which he retired. He was a member of Shelby American Legion O’Brien Post #326 and Disabled American Veterans Mansfield Chapter #21. Don loved the outdoors and spent many hours mowing his lawn and working in his flower and vegetable gardens.
Don is survived by his wife, Mary M. (Stamper) Stewart, whom he wed on July 19, 1978; a son and his wife, William and Sherri Stewart of Ontario; a daughter and her husband, Shari and Paul Alfrey of Shelby; 3 step children and spouses, June and Robert Hicks of Shelby, Darron and Wendy Bowling of Apopka, Fl and Jarron Bowling and his Fiancée, Emily of Republic, OH; 3 grandchildren, David Stewart, James and Melodee Stewart and Kevin Stewart; 7 step grandchildren, Aaron Alfrey, Katie Alfrey, Tara Alfrey, Tyler Bowling, William Bowling, Alex Bowling and Kaitlyn Bowling; 3 step great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, William Oliver of Shelby. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Phyllis Schlotterer and Patricia Oliver.
Private funeral services will be held for the family at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby with Brother Ray Erickson, pastor of True Word Tabernacle in Bluffton, Ohio officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial expressions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 145550, Cincinnati, OH 45250. The family would appreciate on line condolences at