David Ronald Arthur Steward, 25, of Rockford, went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2012. Born on July 18, 1987 in Rockford, he was the son of Ronda Steward. On December 23, 2006, he married Kassondra Hopkins in Rockford.
He was a graduate of Arkansas Northeastern College in Paragould, AR, where he completed his education on April 30, 2005.
David enlisted in the United States Army in 2007. He completed his Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA. After completing his Basic Training, David was stationed in Hawaii, where he was part of the 227th Infantry Regiment. In 2007, he served his country while deployed to Iraq, during the Iraq Gulf War.
His survivors include his wife, Kassondra; daughter, Kayeleigh Marie; sons, Michael Ryan Athony and Marcus Allen, all of the home; mother Ronda M. Steward; brother, Derek T. Steward; and sister, Cheyanne J. Steward, all of Rector, AR; grandparents, Ronald & Darla Steward; special grandma, Shirley Moore of Rockford; great-grandparents; Dorothy Welch of Rockford, Beulah Steward, and Norman (Merrita) Steward of Piggott, AR; uncle, Ronald A. Steward; aunts, Michelle (Wayne) Steward-Wheeler, and Sherry (Chuck) Wright all of Rockford; father-in-law, George (Angel) Hopkins, Jr., of Rector, AR; mother-in-law, Angie Ruth of TX; Kassondra's grandparents, George & Aline Hopkins of Marmaduke, AR; and many cousins, relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his great-grandpa, Arthur Welch, and his cousin, Michael A. Steward.
Visitation, 5 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 7000 W. State Street, Rockford. Funeral will take place in Marmaduke, AR and interment in Greenway, AR, at Mitchell's Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be submitted at www.advantagerockford.com