Millard Lee Stewart, Jr., 78, of Griffin, GA passed away Tuesday morning March 5 at his home after an extended illness. Millard was born in Griffin on January 1, 1935 to the late Millard Lee Stewart, Sr. and Marie Lackey Stewart Mullins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Larry Edwin Stewart and sister Joann Stewart Cook. Millard graduated from Griffin High in 1953 where he lettered in all sports he played, and married his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Anne Lord, on December 27 of that same year. Millard attended Southern Technical College and was a member of the baseball team in 1954. He later earned his B.B.A. Degree from the University of Georgia in Athens.
While serving in The United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict, Millard was stationed in Laredo, Texas and Nagoya, Japan where he was a member of the baseball team. Upon returning to the States, he was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho. Millard and Anne returned to Griffin to raise their three sons: Mel, Mark and Clark. A member of Hanleiter United Methodist Church, Millard served as a Sunday School teacher and on various church committees. He received great fulfillment from studying God's Word and sharing it with others. Millard loved to play golf with 'the group' who became lifelong buddies. He was a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather and always provided Christian guidance for his family and friends.
Millard is survived by his loving wife Anne Lord Stewart of Griffin; sons Millard Lee Stewart, III (Mel) and wife Sandi of Edmond, OK; Mark Vann Stewart and wife Susie of St. Marys, GA; Clark Lord Stewart and wife Karen of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughter Alysse Stewart Cornwall and husband Logan of Albuquerque, NM; grandson Joshua Colin Stewart of Albuquerque, NM; grandsons Matthew Lord Stewart and Andrew Christian Stewart of Edmond, OK; grandson Adam Christopher Stewart of St. Marys, GA; great-granddaughter Phoenix LeAnne Cornwall of Albuquerque, NM; and brothers Donald Leon Stewart of Huntsville, AL; Thomas Gwynn Stewart of Newnan, GA; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Millard Lee Stewart, Jr. will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Hanleiter United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Cox and Rev. Terry Hunter will officiate. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Hanleiter United Methodist Church, 732 W. Broad Street, Griffin, GA 30223 in memory of Mr. Stewart.
The Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Rd. is in charge of arrangements.