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Benevolent Lodge Order #210
Monday November 22nd, 2021

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John W. Stewart

John W. Stewart, 70, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021 in Nashville, TN. The Stewart family will receive friends from Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with Memorial Service to follow at 12:00 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, 3640 Cane Run Rd, Louisville, Kentucky. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Memorial Service begins at 10:00 a.m. Second memorial service and committal will be on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, 1 p.m. at Benevolent Lodge Order #210, 3014 Old Clarksville-Springfield Rd., Adams, TN. John was born October 27, 1951 in Louisville, Kentucky to James Ellis and Clara Collins Stewart. His parents precede him in death. He was a member and deacon at Nevels Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksville, TN and a former member and deacon at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church prior to relocating to Tennessee. John was a proud graduate of Louisville Male High School, Class of 1969 where he lettered in baseball and was a drum major in the marching band. He was a 1973 graduate of Western Kentucky University and 1976 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. He was the second African American to serve as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Kentucky and served as First Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Jefferson County from 1988-1993. He was informally known as the “I-65 lawyer.” He was an active, life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and received his white coat for fifty years of membership in the fraternity on October 30, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Deborah K. Stewart, Adams, TN; children Brandi M. Stewart, Esq., Cincinnati, OH; Justin M. (Samira) Stewart, Charlotte, NC and Elder Bryant A. Stewart, Knoxville, TN; Dr. Michelle Todd (Eric), Atlanta, GA and Teresa Williams, Louisville, KY; siblings Hazel S. (Alfred) Radford, Clarksville, TN, James,Jr., Raymond and Ruth Stewart, all of Louisville; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John’s memory to: Kappa Alpha Psi, Epsilon Rho Achievement Fund and mail to: WKU Foundation, 292 Alumni Ave., Bowling Green, KY 42101 or Benevolent Lodge Order #210, P O Box 3774, Clarksville, TN 37043.

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SHIRLEY HAYES Nov 30 2021 1:02 AM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Sarah Fisher. Group of 100 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of John W. Stewart.

Sarah Fisher Nov 21 2021 7:36 AM

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Howard bilsky Nov 20 2021 11:23 PM

John, was a great man to so many. We will always love, miss and appreciate him for all of his love and contributions to our family. Sending love and prayer to the family.

-With love; from Lawon Taylor and family❤️

Lawon Taylor Nov 20 2021 12:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Stewart

Terri Lewis Nov 19 2021 2:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Stewart

LYNDA CONLEY Nov 19 2021 1:03 PM

May you rest in peace my Brother as we continue to pray for your family.
Three Fingers and a Smile.
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Michael Moore Nov 19 2021 10:02 AM

What a terrible loss. He was a giant of a gentleman, friend, and lawyer. Stunned to learn of his passing.

J. Runyon Nov 18 2021 8:55 PM

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