Stewart Rogers Buckingham
29 May, 1968 – 11 October, 2021
Stewart Rogers Buckingham, age 53, passed away Monday October 11, 2021, at his sister’s home in Lakeway, Texas. He was surrounded by his family and we are grateful for the special loving time spent with him.
Stewart was a graduate of Travis High School and the Clifton Career Development School, where he learned basic life skills. He lived in a group home for a year and contributed to the household chores and rules so he could qualify for living on his own. It was a long year but paid off with the admission into the CLASS Program and an apartment of his own. Stewart was very independent and learned his way around Austin with the city bus line.
He was a huge sports enthusiast and could be found at UT’s football, baseball, softball, and volleyball games. He had countless friends including athletes and staff and was well known on campus. Stewart was often referred to as UT’s #1 Fan and the good luck charm for the volleyball team. Stewart always loved music and enjoyed writing songs and recording with his music therapists. He had hoped to get his songs copyrighted one day and share his music with the world. Especially if he could go on tour!
A big shout out to the Arc of the Capital Area and their CLASS program, Touch of Class service provider and Altus Hospice. You all were instrumental and essential in helping Stewart have the best life possible. Also his doctors, nurses and staff, you all were amazing and Stewart loved you. We all thank you!
Stewart is predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Buckingham, brothers, Michael and James Jones. He is survived by sisters, Jenny Stupka (Jonathan) of Lakeway, Texas, Laura Jones of Austin, Texas, Mary Wilson (Brian) of Winter Garden, Florida, Cassandra Sutto (Ron) of Hastings, Michigan, Lynn Walker (Kim) of St Neots, England and brother, Stephen Buckingham (Mary Jayne) of Bastrop, Texas. We would also like to include his good friend John Gallagher of Dundee, Michigan and longtime caregiver, best friend and “roommate” Joshua Mueller.
A celebration of life for Stewart will be held on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Walden Room of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Following the service, he will be laid to rest at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery.
We invite everyone to attend his celebration of life and If possible, please wear a Longhorn, Cowboys or Rangers shirt, in his memory. The service will be led by family friend, Pastor Robert McElwaine, Leander Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you give back to the community in your own special way.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com for the Buckingham family.
Sunday, 14 November , 2021
Stewart Rogers Buckingham
Kim and Lynn Walker
16 November 2021
Stewart Buckingham, from across the pond
What a sensational little guy. What an inspirational human being he has been to us able bodied people. When I met Lynn’s family for the first time I didn’t know what I would find or what to expect. We travelled here and there, met various family members and then I met Stewart. He was an immediate hit with me. He was funny, made me laugh and I was impressed with his enthusiasm for life. We loved his embracement and love for music and he told us he would make it big. His love of sports was phenomenal. If ever I wanted a genuine friend and companion it would be my little brother Stewart. What a powerful and influential human being he was to us all.
Fly big little man
Fly with the angels
Hope you meet my Buddie in heaven
God be with you
Always will be missed
Whose gonna win the super bowl?
Kim and Lynnie
14 November 2021
"What's up BUDdddy", what's up buuuddDdddy, what's up buddyyyyyeeeeee"!?!
Thanks for being you Stewart. We love you.
29 October 2021
I first met Stew from going to independent wrestling shows in Austin. You can feel for his zest of life the second you talk to him and it touches everyone. His enthusiasm at the show felt all over the building. He cheer for the good guys and boo the bad guys tossing expletives at their direction. The wrestlers would improvise and let him be part of the show. Wrestlers would hold their opponent in front him and let him punch him. That would get one of biggest cheers from the crowd. He was having a time of his life and it showed. The wrestlers, staff, and fans gets touched by his infectious joy out of it. He enjoyed living life.
This is a picture I took of him with wrestler Thunder Rosa at Inspire A.D. show in January 2018.
Stew you will forever be missed.
19 October 2021
I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT STEWART'S PASSING...HE WAS A GOOD GUY AND A GREAT FRIEND...I MET STEWART IN 1984 AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK MEET...WE'VE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR YEARS...I LOVE HIM LIKE A BROTHER...
19 October 2021
To Stewart’s family & friends ~
I’m sorry for the grief you are experiencing from your loving Stewart’s passing. It’s been many years since I had seen him but I recall what a happy, sweet guy he was & always smiling. I know how much he was loved. May his spirit live on through your memories.