Carl Ronald Stewart Sr.,75, a resident of St. Amant and native of Baton Rouge, peacefully passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012, surrounded by his loving family . He was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who always took pleasure in being surrounded by his family and friends. He generously opened his home and heart to one and all, never knew a stranger and was known by various names of affection. He was born June 28, 1937. A 1955 graduate of Istrouma High School and attended LSU. He also served in the Coast Guard Reserve. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Brenda Isaminger Stewart. Two sons and two daughters: Carl "Ron" Stewart Jr. and Sandra Badon, Dana Stewart Gibson and husband James "Jimmy" Gibson of Cumming, Georgia, Tamra Stewart Hilburn and husband James Hilburn, Craig Lewis Stewart; daughter-in-law, Karen Stewart; a sister, Norma Rae Stewart of Florida; ten grandchildren: Amber Stewart Chambless and husband Chet Chambless, Kristen Gibson Reed and husband Adam Reed of Lexington, South Carolina, Katherine and Kimberly Gibson of Cumming, Georgia, Sarah and Lauren Hilburn, Brittney and Christopher Stewart, Chelsea and Shelby Stewart; two great-grandchildren: Logan Chambless, Hunter Gore. Brother-in-law; Herb Isaminger, sisters-in-law; Joan Van Buren, Karen I. Cross and husband Gary Cross, numerous nieces and nephews and the very special circle of extended family. Preceded in death by: son, Joseph "Paul" Stewart; parents, Clyde N. and Bessie Beard Stewart; brothers, Clyde, Alton, and James Stewart; nephew, Brad Cross. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge, LA on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 11am until memorial service at 12 pm, officiated by Rev. Bobby Ready. Honorary Pallbearers: Sam Locicero, Jimmy Langlois, Jerry (Buck) Miller, Ronnie Viverata, Eddie Fargo, and Ronnie Stewart. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Please visit www.greenoaksfunerals.com
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