April 14, 1935 - January 11, 2019
James “Jim” Sidney Stewart was born on April 14, 1935 in Bogalusa, LA. He was a former resident of Bogalusa and Hammond, LA. and a graduate of Bogalusa High School.
He proudly served in the United States Navy and retired in 1974 with over 20 years of service. After traveling all over the world, he settled down in Hammond, LA., where he raised his family while attending Southeastern Louisiana University. After his navy career, Jim retired from the restaurant business which included owning his own pizza restaurant, Pizza Place. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially all of his grandchildren and his dog Mei-Li, all of whom he adored.
James is survived by his wife of 51 years, Chung T. Stewart of Hammond, LA. One daughter Sheryl Slaven and her husband Scott from Hammond, LA. One son Marty Stewart from Hammond, LA. Three grandsons Josh Slaven, Gunner Slaven and Brock Stewart. One granddaughter Hunter Stewart. Two Brothers Haspel Stewart and his wife Margie from Wilmer, LA. and Robert Stewart and his wife Larisa from Bogalusa, LA. One sister Peggy Stewart from Bogalusa, LA., and Ann Downey from San Francisco, CA. Cousin and best friend Joby Willis from Bogalusa, LA. Four nieces Debra Stewart Purvis, Kimberly Stewart, Amy Stewart and Melissa Stewart. Two nephews Bryan Stewart and Scott Stewart.
James is preceded in death by his parents, James Saville Stewart, Sr. and Ruby Louis Henley. One brother James Saville Stewart, Jr. and Grandparents Martin Stewart and Mittie Mitchell Stewart.
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude for the wonderful help, care, and compassion given by nurses, aids and staff at North Oaks Surgery Center, Heritage Healthcare, United Medical Rehab Hospital, Camelot Community Care Center, and Ameracare Family Hospice.
Visitation will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana on January 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM followed by the Funeral Service at 12:00 PM. Interment will be at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogalusa, Louisiana.