Roger Lee Stewart

Roger Lee Stewart

FRANKLIN - Roger Lee Stewart, 75, of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.

Born in Conneaut, Ohio, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Beulah Page Stewart.

Roger was a military police officer and a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VVA Chapter 994 and loved wood working and wire art. He was a member of First Alliance Church.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joanne Stewart; three children, John Stewart and Beth of Jensen Beach, Florida, Traci Fort of Franklin, and David Higgins and wife Diana of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Ross Shears of Alabama and Bill Shears of Ohio; one sister, Kathi Tanner of Alabama; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Eichelberger officiated, with the VVA Chapter 994 performing full military rites. A reception followed from 5-8 p.m. at Macon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VVA Chapter 994, 249 Sloan Rd. Franklin, NC 28734 or to Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Karen Stiwinter, 481 Franklin Farm Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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