Myrton "Tommy" Thomas Stewart Jr.


August 6, 1930 ~ July 16, 2022

Born in: Moore County, NC
Resided in: Carthage, NC

Myrton Thomas (Tommy) Stewart, Jr., native son of Carthage, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022.  

In his life, he served as a congressional page in Washington, D.C., was in the U.S. Air Force and spent his working career as an Audit Manager for the GAO after graduation from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

After his retirement, he returned to “Sweet Carthage” where he served as Town Commissioner and later as Mayor.  He was active in the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder and church treasurer.  He also enjoyed being a member and officer of the Moore County Genealogical Society.  He was a Kentucky Colonel, Tennessee Squire and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at St. Andrews College.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Myrton Thomas Stewart and Doris Mills Stewart, a brother Robert Cole Stewart, a sister Jane Stewart and his wife of 49 years, Marcella Drake Stewart.  He is survived by his daughter Laura Stewart Cockman (Darrel) of Whispering Pines, NC and sons Michael T. Stewart (Natalie) of Holly Springs, NC, John D. Stewart (Katie Dooley) of Minneapolis, MN., Stephen M. Stewart (U.S. traveler), Richard F. Stewart (Karen) of Mason, Ohio and James E. Stewart of Gastonia, NC, 12 grandchildren,17 great grandchildren, his companion of 19 years, Inez Elizabeth Williams of Carthage and many beloved cousins and friends.

Visitation is from 10:00 to 11:00am on Tuesday, July 19,2022, at the Carthage First Presbyterian Church with the funeral service following at 11:00.  Burial will follow at Cross Hill Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church Building Fund at Carthage First Presbyterian Church.

Services entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home. 

Online condolences may be made at


Funeral Service: July 19, 2022 11:00 am

First Presbyterian Church of Carthage
110 S Ray Street
Carthage, NC 28327


Visitation: July 19, 2022 10:00 am

First Presbyterian Church of Carthage
110 S Ray Street
Carthage, NC 28327


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  1. He was such a genuinely nice person! He was always so kind and friendly whenever we saw him. He was such a gentleman and he had such a kind soul. I honestly believe that he was adored and admired by all who had the pleasure to know him. He had a very gregarious, loving personality and such a genuine smile! He cared immensely about others, especially his family. We have had the pleasure of having him as our neighbor since we moved in next door to him. He was such an awesome ,sweet person and we will really miss him!

  2. Tom will be truly missed by all the members of the Moore County Genealogical Society. He was so welcoming to me when I first joined, and was always in such good spirits. Blessings to his family. Ann Bruce

  3. We will miss Tom in our lives. He was one of the first members to make us feel welcomed at First Presbyterian Church. Tom was a kind soul and we always enjoyed our chats with him and his visits. God bless you our good and faithful servant and friend. We love you and miss you.
    Gail and Keith Hardin

  4. Sympathy and prayers to the family. Tom was a true gentleman, always with a smile for everyone. He was a joy to talk with and a wealth of information which he so
    kindly shared. Tom you will be missed.

  5. Prayers for the family, I had the pleasure of working with him many years ago, very nice man.

  6. Tommy was one of the best people that I have been blessed to know. He was always good and kind to me with an encouraging way about him. He was such an asset to Carthage and Moore County. I will miss him!! Deepest sympathy to the family.

  7. Tom Steward was the living definition of a Gentleman. His presence was always of value. He certainly contributed to the community in so many ways. His family and all will remember him with love.

  8. Tom Stewar was a true gentleman and a gentle man. He always made me feel special, as he did to all he met. Tom was a faithful member of our Sunday school class, always dressed in his “Sunday best”. I especially loved his seer sucker suit! Tom was a disciple who loved the Lord and his “neighbors”. I love Tom and will miss him.

  9. A true gentleman with the perfect amount of grit to get things done. He will be missed for his charming personality and smile, as he always made you feel happy when speaking to him. Such a loss for Carthage but such a win to have had him while we did!

  10. On behalf of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Order offers its deepest condolences and is proud of a life well lived by Colonel Stewart.

    Sherry Crose, Executive Director
    Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

  11. So sorry for your loss. Nothing replaces the loss of a parent Laura, will certainly miss seeing him at Midway Grill with you and Darrell. Prayers for God’s peace and comfort!!

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