Richard Allen “Rick” Stewart, 66, passed away Sept. 18, 2020, with his loving wife by his side in Waxahachie, Texas.
Rick dearly loved his family. He was a loving husband, father and pawpaw. He adored his two grandchildren. Rick enjoyed playing a competitive round of golf with his son, grandson and son-in-law, dirt track racing with his son and sister, fishing and working with his hands. He always took time out for family and never hesitated helping others in need, even without being asked.
Rick was born in Oklahoma City on Dec. 25, 1953, to Bill Stewart and Jean Erickson Stewart. As a child, he traveled with his family, living in Oklahoma, Alaska, Indiana and later graduating high school in Fairfield, Ohio. After graduation, he served his country in the United States Navy for four years during the Vietnam War.
In 1979, he met the love of his life, Wanda Vance and was later married. Rick and Wanda recently celebrated their 40-year wedding anniversary.
Rick retired from the United States Post Office where he worked at the Coppell and Waxahachie branches.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Wanda Stewart; son, Dave Vance; daughter, Melinda Perry and her husband John; two grandchildren, Peyton Mayes and Lilly Perry; his brother, Dave Stewart and his wife Peggy; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Jean Stewart; his sister, Lonna Stewart; and his nephews, Greg Vance and Bobby Brown.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home.
The memorial service will be at noon Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Chapel in Waxahachie. Interment will follow at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy Dallas, Texas, 75211.
Arrangements are under the direction of Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main St., Waxahachie, Texas 75165.