Sam Ruben Stewart, 89, of Rockwall passed away on Saturday night, January 30,2021 at Rockwall Health Care Center. He was born on January 1, 1932, in Crockett, Texas, the son of William Cofield Stewart and Emma Sue Williamson Stewart. Sam loved going to church and listening to the gospel and he was a member of Faith Outreach of Greenville. His favorite past time was being in nature, hunting and fishing for catfish or crappie. He also enjoyed fixing and building all kinds of things; from vehicles to houses. Sam enjoyed gardening as well and participating in the occasional treasure hunt. It's been said that he came from a big family and he had a big family and he loved and valued spending time with all of his loved ones.
His legacy consisted of 13 children, 22 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 10 siblings. Those that survive him are his children: Janet Middaugh, Samuel Earl Stewart, Gerry Glen Stewart, Angela Lemon, Shelia Stewart, Kathy Wood, Sam Ruben Stewart Jr., Arvel William Stewart, Jeff Ray Stewart, Jeremy Paul Stewart, and Christy Lynn Stewart Albrecht. Siblings that survive him are Joe Stewart, Nellie Stewart Bailey, Henry Alford Stewart, and Melvin Stewart.
Sam was preceded in death by a daughter: Jolene Elaine Stewart, and three sisters: Ruby Odessa Stewart, Edith Stewart, Emma Jean Stewart and four brothers: William Cofield Stewart, Alvin Stewart, Robert Michael Stewart and John Stewart.
Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 3,2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.
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