Lebanon Reporter


July 4, 2012

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart may have seemed like a quiet or shy man to those who never had the privilege to truly get to know him. He was anything but shy and quiet along with his huge contagious smile he enjoyed a wide circle of friends. Michael was the type of man who could capture your heart almost instantly with his goofy sense of humor and his simple ways.

He enjoyed spending time with his family especially when it involved fishing or playing corn hole.

Michael graduated from Western Boone High School in 1993.  

On Oct. 7, 1995, he married his high school sweetheart Joy Breedlove. On March 17, 1998, they were blessed with their first child, Alexis “Lexi.” Their second child, Nicholas, was born March 23, 2004.  

Michael was very proud of the time he spent working for Roadway.

He was most recently worked full-time at Hendrickson and part-time at Cornerstone Flooring. At Cornerstone Michael was given the opportunity to drive to California. On this trip Michael got to see parts of the United States he had never seen before and he described the deserts and mountains to his family as picturesque and some of the most beautiful things he had ever seen.

There was one thing that made Michael happier than anything else, and that was spending time with his beautiful wife and his wonderful children. Some of their favorite memories as a family were going to Gulf Shores, monster truck battles and fishing in the neighborhood pond with the kids.  

Michael had several nicknames including “Jamestown,” “Porkchop” and “Flying Dog.”  Michael was a beloved and devoted husband and father who will be truly and deeply missed by his family and many, many friends.  

He is survived by his wife; children Alexis “Lexi” and Nicholas “Nick” Stewart; mother, Jerri Stewart of Lebanon; sister, Angela Stewart of Lebanon; in-laws Jerry (Agnes) Breedlove of Lebanon; sister-in-law Jill (Dave) Dean of Lebanon; uncles Rick Ford of Advance, Randy Ford of Hobart, Billy Stewart and David Stewart; aunts Rose Marie Bradley and Doris Blackstone; a niece Hannah Crosby of Lebanon and nephew Matthew Dean of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Stewart; nephew Adam Dean and maternal aunt Jo Wingate.

Family and friends will gather on Friday, July 6 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. The Revs. Marcy Patrick and Scott Mauch will officiate his funeral on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. in the mortuary. There will be private graveside service. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message. Memorial contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to the Stewart Children Fund, c/o Strawmyer

& Drury Mortuary. 

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