Bill W. Stewart, 84, of Benton, TN, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in a local hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Delia Kirkland Stewart; brothers, Paul, Frank and Parker Stewart; and sisters, Bonnie Gilbert, Kate Maclelan and Edna Lillard.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Stewart; daughters, (Penny) Molly Kerr and husband, Roy, and Pricilla Callahan and husband, David; son, George Barnes and wife, Gwen and sister, Geri Grubb; four grandchildren, Howell Kerr and wife, Kayanne, Amy Gray, Blake Callahan and Aaron Barnes; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 21, at Zion Baptist Church with the Reverend David Peters and the Reverend Kurt Benson officiating. Interment will be held on Saturday, December 22, at 11 a.m.in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, December 21 at the church prior to the service.
Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home.