August 20, 1942–June 26, 2019
Lawrence “Larry” Stewart, age 76, of Webb City MO, passed away Wednesday June 26th at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, following an illness.
Larry was born on August 20, 1942 in Whittier, California to the late Billy Stewart and Alpha (Syble) Gunn. Larry was a Godly man. He was a member of the Fairview Christian Church in Carthage. In earlier years, he directed the children’s church program at Forest Park, Joplin. Larry found great joy teaching children the Word of God. Larry worked for Gulf States, which became Rock Tenn, in Joplin. There he was part of production management until his retirement.
Larry married Elizabeth Owen on October 3, 1998, she survives. They shared twenty wonderful years together. Together they had four beautiful children; Angela Sheldon, of Cushing, OK., Amy Larson, of Neck City, MO, Bethanie Lee Taylor, and husband, Brad, of Bloomington, IN., Brannon Owen, and wife, Carrie, of Seneca, MO., all survive. Additional survivors include three grandchildren, Christopher Stewart, Noah Larson, and Esther Taylor; two nieces, Stephanie Davis and Christine Stubbert; great-nieces and nephews, Audrey, Amelia, Silas, Mary, Nehemiah, Ezra, and special baby Boaz. Larry is also survived by one brother, Lee Stewart, wife Regina, of Carthage; and one uncle, Walter Gunn, and wife Rebecca, of Marshfield, Mo.
Funeral services will be held Saturday June 29, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Chapel at Mason-Woodard Mortuary with burial to follow at Ozark Cemetery in Joplin. The family will receive friends from 6-7pm Friday at the mortuary.