John Melvin Stewart, 79, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family.  

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Asbury Baptist Church, Seagrove, NC, where he was a member, with the Reverend Wayne Bryson officiating. Burial will following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM.   The body will lie in state at Kennedy Funeral Home from 9:00 am to Noon, on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Melvin was born in Moore County on July 24, 1939 to Solomon and Mable Morgan Stewart.  He was a veteran of the North Carolina Army National Guard. Melvin was the owner of Melvin’s Texaco and previously, Robbins Exxon. He was a loving son, father and grandfather. Melvin enjoyed tractors of all kinds, hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by brother: Edward Stewart; sister: Vivian Stewart Jones.

Melvin is survived by wife of 57 years, Wanda Cooper Stewart: sons: Randall Stewart and wife Julia, Kevin Stewart; special loving grandchildren: Stephen, Melanie, Matthew  and Nicholas Stewart; sister: Marge Stewart Burgess and husband Ted; brother in law; Gary Cooper and wife Jill; many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice of Randolph County, P O Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204 or Clapps Rehabilitation, 500 Mountain Top Road, Asheboro, NC 27204

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stewart Family.

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  1. I remember Melvin as a young boy and later a very good man. Condolences to the family and especially to Margie. Love to you all!

  2. A dear man! Melvin was always willing to help and was the epitome of customer service. His sense of humor and smile was so uplifting.
    He will be missed.
    Much sympathy to his loving family.

  3. Proud to have called Melvin my friend and fellow Guardsman. One of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure to know. Prayers for the family.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to a very special family. As I heard Wanda say Melvin was a wonderful person and have two very good boys along with there families. Then she would say just let me tell you about the grandchildren, their friendship has mea

  5. Mrs. Wanda, Randall. Kevin and family. We were saddened to learn of your loss of Melvin. We have always appreciated the kindness and concern we have received from you and Melvin. I remember the advice and direction he gave us boys when we used to wash car

  6. Although time as it works presents people in the chapters of our lives takes us on different journeys and often we drift apart never lessons the memories of feelings we share for one another. Melvin was part of my life and during a very important time, wo

  7. Wanda and Family,
    Praying you will feel God’s comfort during this difficult time.
    Keeping you- in our thoughts and prayers
    Steve and Lisa Smith

  8. Dear Kevin,
    –  – We did not have the honor and pleasure of knowing your dad but have heard and read many good things about him.-  – Your friendship and work in our community have endeared you to us and I’m sure he was very proud of you.-  You and you

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