James “Boop” Powell Stewart, died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.


Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Reverend Mamie Alley officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Rest Cemetery.


Boop enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and all sporting events. He worked for John L. Frye Company for 54 years, and served as a North Carolina Magistrate  for 20 years.  He served the community in the Robbins Volunteer Fire Department from 1957 until 1994, and was Chief from 1973 until his retirement in 1994. He was a Member of the Woodmen of the World and served a term as State Treasurer.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Spending time with his family gave him great joy.


James was the son of the late Cecil and Mabel Stewart .  He was preceded in death by sister: Mary C.

Jordan .


James is survived by his wife of  55 years, Iris, daughter: Leslie Rolfe and husband Rod, of Pinehurst,  sons: Rodney Stewart and wife Jane, of Carthage, Brian Stewart, of Greenville,  grandchildren: Jonathan Stewart and wife Abigail, of Wilmington, Elizabeth Parnell and husband Brandon, of Carthage, Brianna Cunningham and husband Michael, of Clarksville, Tenn., great grandchildren:  Isabella and Haley.  


The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 PM on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at  Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.


Memorials may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church, P O Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325 and Robbins Fire and Rescue, P O Box 296, Robbins, NC 27325.


Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Stewart Family


Condolences may be made to pinesfunerals.com


Memories Timeline


  1. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family during this time. Boop was a good man and will be missed by all those that knew him. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

  2. Prayers for God’s Peace be with you Iris, Leslie, Rodney, Brian and all of your families. I can not think of my childhood without thinking of the Stewarts. Many good times were had by all of us. I respected Boop as a father figure. And I know he would hav

  3. Mrs. Stewart: I am so sorry to hear of ‘Boops’ passing. May God Bless you and your family during this time of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I wish God’s Blessings and peace to all. May God wrap his arms around you with muc

  4. The members of Eastwood Fire Department extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Chief Stewart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Mr. Stewart,

    We wanted you to know that you are on our minds and we are sorry for your loss. Thank you for being a great teacher to us. We want you to know that we are here for you and that we will fulfill all your expectations of us until you come

  6. Growing up in robbins, I was truly blessed to had a friend like Brian and the heart felt warmth of a second family from Iris and Boop. Prayers for the family.

  7. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    I have some many memories growing up in forest heights.

    My brothers and me spent many hours in and around the Stewart house

    ‘Boop’ always treated us as one of his own.

  8. I know Boop is in Heaven waiting , he was a tuff man . Our prays and best wishes are for the family . We love each and everyone of you may GOD bless you and keep you .

  9. I was very saddened upon learning about this loss. My heart and prayers go out to all the family. Moore County lost a FINE man, but Heaven gained a Guardian. May God Bless each of you!

  10. A Prayer For All The Family….Asking God to Bless You With Courage to Bear the Sorrow You Feel…Wishing You Peace in God’s Promise…May you be Comforted by Faith that The Lord has

    Brought that Special Person you have Lost to a Beautiful Place of

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