John Frederick Stewart

February 24, 1971April 10, 2013
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John Frederick “Rick” Stewart, 42, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. A native of Charlotte Rick, the son of James Frederick Stewart and Nancy Anne Jenkins Stewart, was born on February 24, 1971. He was a graduate of the 1990 class of Northside Christian Academy. Rick worked at Wells Fargo Mortgage and First Union Mortgage; he then served as a volunteer and later a staff member at Hickory Cove Bible Camp. Rick was an avid fan of the UNC Tarheels and the Atlanta Braves. He is preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Renee Robinson; paternal grandparents, Albert and Dorothy Stewart and by maternal grandfather, Archie Jenkins. Rick was fiercely loyal to God, his family and friends and was loved by everyone who knew him. Rick is survived by his parents, James and Nancy Stewart of Iron Station; siblings, Elizabeth Lori Landin of Chapin, SC, Jamie Stewart, Jr. of Goose Creek, SC, Matthew Stewart and wife Mandy of Mount Holly, Natalie Kuhn and husband Tim of Denver, NC; nieces and nephews, Jillian, Claire, Kendall, Brittany, Ethan, Grayson and Kiersten. He is also survived by his birth parents, Richard Robinson, Janie Sackinger and their families. The funeral service will be held 3:00p.m., Sunday, April 14 in the chapel at McEwen Funeral Service, Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Rd., Charlotte with Pastor Chuck Myers and Rev. Mike Young officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m., Saturday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 7506 East Independence Blvd., Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28227, or to Hickory Cove Bible Camp, 170 Ferguson Ln., Taylorsville, NC 28681,


  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 14, 2013

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Emily Poplin

September 7, 2013

Dear Stewart Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Rick's passing. May God bless and be with you all!

Mark Lee

April 17, 2013

I consider myself very blessed to have had you in my life. My first roomy in my first very own, Boo and I singing Keith Sweat. Those moments and your unrelenting friendship I will treasure forever!

April 14, 2013

Rest, little Brother, in the loving arms of Our Father.

Crissy Buie

April 14, 2013

I'm going to miss you Rick!! Thank you for being such a great friend to me even through the rough times you were there. I will never ever forget it or you!!! Here you were fighting for your life an you were worried about why I was also in the hospital. What a giving soul you were all your kind words an prayers will never be forgotten!!! I will miss my random text messages when the heels play!!! Go Heels!! An you know this man!!! Love you Rick God bless you and your family!!!!

April 14, 2013

Dear Stewart Family, I had not seen Rick in several years but mostly I remember him as a child and that little loving smile he always had for everyone. He always had a conversation with me every time he saw me. He was a very special young man and an inspiration to all who knew him.
Love and Prayers,
Jim and Linda Temple

April 14, 2013

Will never forget you...

Daryle Oldham

April 14, 2013

Breath easy my friend!

Bradley and Madell Price

April 13, 2013

Dear Nancy and James,
We just saw this on facebook, and wanted you to know that our thoughts and fervent prayers are with you. We are praying that God's abundant grace will comfort your hearts. We cannot imagine what you are experiencing, but we know that God will take care of all your care.
With love,
Bradley and Madell Price

Christina Kaemmerlen

April 13, 2013

Rick I love you!!! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. You are an amazing friend with a huge loving heart who will never be forgotten. Pucker and Velcro shared some amazing adventures together and I will miss you dearly! I was so lucky to have you enter my life 10 years ago and you taught me what living life to the fullest was all about!! Enjoy those new lungs and sweet heavenly air!

Christie Baker

April 13, 2013

Rick was a great person I will never forget. He had a smile that could make anyone smile. I am so glad I got to know him. I remember going bowling years ago with him, Buffie and others and I made the comment that his friend Jason was cute. I can still hear him saying "LOVE CONNECTION, LOVE CONNECTION." I am thankful to Rick for introducing me to Jason because we dated later married and were blessed with 3 wonderful boys. So again Thanks so much Rick and Love You!!! Rick let nothing hold him back, I can still see him dancing, because boy could he dance. He fought a good fight and is now in the arms of Jesus. My heart goes out to the Stewart Family and I will continue to pray for all of you.