2016-12-22 / Obituaries

Jerry Stewart


Jerry Stewart Jerry Stewart Milward Gerald “Jerry” Stewart, 79, of Edgewood, Kentucky, died Friday, December 9, 2016, at his home. He introduced his family to the Les Cheneaux area, vacationing there yearly, and eventually purchasing a home in Cedarville and spending summers boating, fishing, and shooting sporting clays.

He was born March 24, 1937, to Milward Hickman Stewart and Ellonoria Greenup Stewart Fahey in Covington, Kentucky. He was reared by his grandparents, Claude and Zerina Stewart.

Mr. Stewart was introduced to Cedarville on a fishing trip.

He developed his passion for football at Dixie Heights High School. He went on to play semi pro football. He participated in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved Eagle rank.

Mr. Stewart was employed by the Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company at one time. He retired from Duke Energy, where he was employed in energy marketing, after 37 years.

He was a member of the Dutchmen’s Rod and Gun Club in Kentucky, NRA, Les Cheneaux Sportsman’s Club, and Islands Wildlife. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He coached youth baseball, football, and basketball. As a parttime resident of Cedarville, Mr. Stewart enjoyed coaching the Cedarville Trojans and teaching hunting and gun safety as well as boating safety to Les Cheneaux Community Schools students.

He is survived by two daughters and their families, Diana “Beth” and Manfred Ott of Edgewood and Nancy Layne Stewart Ott of Lakeside Park, Kentucky; a son and his family, Scott and Amy Stewart of Edgewood; four grandchildren, Daniel Ott, Stacie Ott, Rachel Ott, and Ryan Ott, and two great-grandchildren, Elliot Ott and Malachai Ka.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Lee Mains Stewart, and a granddaughter, Allison.

Services were held Wednesday, December 14, at noon at Middendorf Bullock Funeral Home in Erlanger, Kentucky. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to time of the service.

Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.

Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.

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