Jack Stewart

October 21, 1994July 29, 2014

Jack Stewart was a Musician, Scholar, Son, Grandson, Nephew, Cousin and a Friend to countless number of people. He was a quiet but strong young man who thought of others first. He touched hearts through his remarkable music and helped teach the gift of music to others. Although only 19 he had secured two years of college credit at Baylor University with a perfect 4.0. As salutatorian of the Lake Highlands Class of 2013, quiet Jack spoke to his classmates with wisdom seldom seen in young men. Among other things he said: “Some of us have always known what we wanted to do, or think that now, as teenagers, we know who we want to be. Maybe we’re right, but I think it’s likely that most of us will end up taking a different or unexpected path. And that’s ok.” Jack’s path on this earth has come to an end, but the path he took to this point is a beacon trail -- let us hope that more young men and women follow Jack’s beacon. He would want that.

Jack was preceded in death by his beloved Grandfather, Wes Gatewood and is survived by his dear Parents, Ann and Pat Stewart, his Grandparents, Jean Gatewood and Mary and Dale Stewart. As well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins -- and all the friends he gathered throughout his lifetime.

Jack’s Memorial Service will be held at 12:30 pm Saturday August 2nd at St Patrick Catholic Church, 9643 Ferndale Rd, Dallas, Tx 75238. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, August 2, 2014

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Carl Bradley

September 1, 2014

Ann and Pat, it was so great to be able to meet you and spend some time with you at the LHHS/Plano East game Friday evening. You both will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. It wasn't the same without Jack in the band tonight at BU. I look forward to seeing you again soon, hopefully as a guest of the Baylor Golden Wave Band.
Dr. Carl Bradley, Former Dean of Students, Baylor University.

Kathleen Slifka

August 14, 2014

I am a clarinet player in high school and I saw Jack perform at the GDYO last November. He inspired me to push myself in my playing so that I could be just as amazing as he was. He wowed me with his amazing ability in music. I am very sorry to hear about his passing, he was such a beautiful musician and I am sure a beautiful person.

Donna Doebbler

August 13, 2014

Ann & Pat,
My heart aches for you both, as it does for ALL Jack's family and friends. May all your precious memories of Jack bring you comfort even when there is no understanding. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Matthew Maglaya

August 9, 2014

In memory of one of my closest friends and college roommates, Jack. We will miss you.
"If musicians could say what they had to say in words, they would not bother trying to say it in music."

Allison, Rod & Hunter Johnson

August 5, 2014

Dear Ann & Pat,

We have such fond memories of Jack during those precious preschool days. It was no surprise that he turned into such a fine young man. He was quiet and strong, even back then.

With our love and prayer,
Allison, Rod & Hunter Johnson

August 5, 2014

Ann and Pat... There are no words to express our sorrow for the loss of your son - it's beyond understanding. I've heard so much about Jack and the incredible impact that he had on so many peoples' lives - he was a special young man. Our sympathy and prayers to you, all his family and friends at this very sad time.

~April Findley and family, Murphy, TX

The Pucketts

August 3, 2014

Praying for all of you.

Sue Co

August 3, 2014

Dear Pat and Ann, my heart is breaking and my tears will not stop flowing as I think of the loss of your beloved son, Jack. I cannot imagine the pain you must be going through at this moment. Only God and time will heal your broken hearts, and I know you will cherish forever the memories of your precious child. I will never forget Jack because whenever I hug Franklin or give him a kiss or pat his head, I will also be thinking of Jack. We will be keeping you in our prayers.

Roxanne Eflin

August 3, 2014

We are so incredibly sad for your loss. He was remarkable and this tragedy hurts so deeply. I am sorry I never had the opportunity to meet him. May his memory and goodness be a lasting legacy across the miles and years. We send our blessings to everyone. Roxanne Eflin (David Matthews' mother) and Mike Alvino

Darlene Scheffer

August 3, 2014

My condolence to you and your family. Will include your family in my daily prayer & rosary.