Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel & Elmwood Cemetery & Mausoleum
800 Dennison Ave Sw, Birmingham, AL
Ernest Rupert Stewart Jr.
July 15, 1942 – October 1, 2019
Ernest (Ernie) Rupert Stewart, Jr born July 15, 1942 passed away on October 1st, 2019 at his home in Birmingham, Alabama. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest R. Stewart Sr. and Margaret Phillips Stewart. Survivors include his wife, Veronica Loyce Mayfield Stewart; his 4 daughters, Margaret Cynthia Stewart, Caroline Stewart Overcash (Cindy), Brandi Crawford and Shannon Crawford Jellerson (Jeff); his sister, Susan Stewart Earle; his 7 grandchildren and a host of extended family members and friends.
Ernie grew up in Anniston, Alabama and graduated from Anniston High School. He furthered his education at Birmingham Southern College, graduating in 1964. While there he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and served as the President of the North Alabama Conference of Methodist Youth. He later graduated from the LSU School of Banking.
Most of his adult life was spent in Birmingham working in the banking industry. He served primarily at First National Bank (Amsouth) and Central Bank. After moving to Niceville Florida with Vanguard Bank, he decided to purchase and operate a franchise of Tuffco Flooring, remaining in sales until he retired in 2015. Ernie was an avid hunter and loved fishing well into retirement. He was a member of Church of the Highlands, and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
A memorial service for Ernie will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel, 800 Dennison Ave Sw, Birmingham, AL 35211.
The family would like to thank the UAB Cardiac Transplant Team for his medical care over the years as well as Southern Care Hospice, who provided amazing care in his final moments. Ernie felt absolutely blessed for the more than 22 years of life he was given through a heart transplant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Pediatric Heart Transplant Society Foundation. PHTS Foundation, P.O. Box 55904, Birmingham, AL 35255.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.johnsridoutselmwoodchapel.com for the STEWART family.
Pediatrick Heart Transplant Society Foundation
PHTS Foundation P. O. Box 55904 , Birmingham, AL 35255
- Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2019
- Memorial Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Ernest Rupert Stewart Jr.
October 7, 2019
Ernie has such an infectious personality and would light up the room with his smile. I have been blessed beyond measure to groom his hair the past 10 years. We shared so many stories, laughs and prayers over the years. He will truly be missed ,sending my prayers to the family . Such a jewel of a friend!!
October 4, 2019
I knew Ernie when I was a teenager nearly 30 years ago. My high school sweetheart was his daughter Brandi. I spent a lot of time in his home and Ernie welcomed me as part of the family. He fed me, offered advice, and even corrected me if I needed it. I never got the chance to thank him for everything he did for me then. I often aspired to be like Ernie because I admired the beautiful family and home he had. I viewed him as a role model and sometimes as a second father. I haven't spoken to him in a log time yet I would think of him from time to time. I will miss him.
October 3, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. I met Veroncia and Earnie about this time last year on bus trip to New England. He was a delightful person. He sometimes would move over to a empty seat behind me so he could stretch out. We talked. He and his wife were a delightful couple. I have been friends on Facebook with him and have enjoyed his posts. I am so sorry to hear of his passing .