Leon Stewart

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 11, 2010

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Leon Stewart died Monday, March 8, 2010, at Fort Walton Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 57.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Stewart was a 1972 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School. He retired as a tech sergeant from Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Fla., after 20 years. He was employed by Indyne Corporation at Eglin Air Force Base.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Katie Mae Bass and Abe Stewart; and a brother, Roosevelt Brown of Memphis.

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He is survived by his wife, Doris Huell-Stewart of Vicksburg; two daughters, Janet Stewart-Cross of Baltimore and Juanita Stewart of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Jason Stewart of Fort Walton Beach and Leon Stewart Jr. of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a brother, Abe Stewart of Greenville; a sister, Bernice Bass-Hillard of Vicksburg; and members of the Herd, Bass, Thomas and Tubwell families.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.