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Walter Kenneth Stewart Jr., 89
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Mr. Walter Kenneth Stewart Jr., 89, of McMinnville died Friday, Jan. 14, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 16, 1932, in Harlan, Ky., was a former music director, and a member of Gath Baptist Church. Mr. Stewart served his country with the U. S. Army and was preceded in death by parents, Walter Kenneth and Odessa Mae Ridenour Stewart Sr., and his first wife Sue Stewart.

Survivors include his wife Sylvia Stewart, children Kennette Dixon, Kelvin (Jennifer) Bond, Derick Bond, and Vanessa (Drew) Walker, grandchildren McKenna (Justin) Proffitt, Allie (Tyler) Morton, Jacob (Destiny) Bond, Dakota Bond, Kara (Caleb) Ware, Michelle Bond, Isabella

Bond, Caleb Bond, Levi Bond, Peyton Bond, Gideon Walker, Grayson Walker, Kingston Walker, Willow Walker, and Piper Walker, and great-grandchildren Rhilyn Bond, Avery Bond, Elias Ware, and Titus Ware.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Roger Stacey and Rick Stewart will officiate. Interment will follow at Shellsford Cemetery. Military grave rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064. The Stewart family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideon Bibles or to Avalon Hospice. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 16, 2022