McMinnville native and current resident Kenny “Skinman” Stewart, 54, was born Aug. 15, 1959 and died Thursday, Oct. 17 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a sudden illness.
He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Tennessee Tech University. He was past owner of Eastside Market and Tas-T-O Donuts, as well as a past driver with Averitt Express. He was a member of Charles Creek The Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Jennings Stewart, paternal grandparents Hobert and Pauline Stewart, and maternal grandparents Eston and Venie Cope.
Survivors include his beloved mother Inez Stewart, sisters Elaine (Bob) Alsup and Annette Stewart, all of McMinnville, brother Danny Paul (Lynette) Stewart of Chattanooga, nieces Paula (Terry) Wanamaker, Alison Cummins, Jennifer (Justin) Boyd, Kirby (Wes) Williams, and Regan Stewart, nephew Ramsey Stewart, great-nieces and nephews Salem and Carter J. Wanamaker, Arden and Channing Cummins, Mylie and Lilla Boyd, and Connor and Kate Williams, aunts and uncles Sid and Sophie Stewart and Mattie Sue Vaughn and many beloved cousins.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Nick Pelham and elder Darrell Cantrell will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Stewart family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and again Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 18, 2013