Boyd Leland Stewart

February 27, 1918January 2, 2014

Services for Boyd Leland Stewart, 95, of Katy, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Harold Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mr. Stewart was born February 27, 1918 in De Smet, South Dakota, the son of the late Evelyn (Keating) and Bert Lee Stewart. He passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his home in the Sunrise of Cinco Ranch Assisted Living Center in Katy, Texas. Mr. Stewart was married to Imogene Kennedy Stewart for over 70 years, and they were residents of Lufkin for 60 years. He retired in 1983 after a 23-year career with the Lufkin Daily News. Participating as a longtime member of the Lufkin Police Academy and Lufkin Ambassadors, Mr. Stewart, along with his wife, Imogene, were once named Lufkin Ambassadors of the Year. He was a charter member and Deacon of Timberland Drive Church of Christ, and in his later years worshipped at Fry Road Church of Christ in Katy. Mr. Stewart served his country in the United States Army Air Corps as an officer, pilot, and flight instructor during World War II. Mr. Stewart was known by the Stetson cowboy hat he always wore. His warmth, joyful sense of humor and boundless enthusiasm always made his family and friends feel welcomed, comfortable and loved. No one was ever more pleased to greet you at the door than Boyd Stewart. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Imogene Kennedy Stewart of Katy; sons, Boyd Leland Stewart, II and friend Nancy Harmon of Dallas and Kim Stephen Stewart and wife Alice of Katy; grandchildren, Samantha Stewart Scheiner and husband Jon of Houston, Christopher Stephen Stewart and wife Amy of Dallas, and Kevin Michael Stewart of Austin; great-granddaughter, Evelyn Rose Stewart of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Donna Stewart of De Smet, South Dakota and Merna Bethany of Stamps, Arkansas; niece, Susan Stewart Fenley Warner of League City; and numerous other nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by two younger brothers, Jim Stewart and Bert C. Stewart. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Christopher Stewart and Kevin Stewart; grandson-in-law, Jon Scheiner; and Elders of the Timberland Drive Church of Christ, Mike Penn, John Adams and Tim Beamon. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening, January 6, 2014 at Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Monday, January 6, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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Anna Lee Stone

June 2, 2014

My prayers are with you all. Great Uncle Boyd was so much fun and kind.I will never forget travelling to Texas to visit; he took us to the Johnson's Space Center and to Galveston...some of my best childhood memories. The Lord has him now, Blessed be.

Karen Stone

January 12, 2014

Sorry to hear of Boyd's passing. Will always remember him from the new office. He was a very kind man. God Bless you all. My prayers are with you

Molly Colbert

January 7, 2014

So sorry to hear of Mr. Stewart's passing. I walked with them at the mall for several years. They are some of the nicest people one could ever know. Imogene, you & the rest of the family are in my prayers.

Marker Case

January 7, 2014

Boyd L. and Kim, It was a great honor to know your dad. I consider him one of the finest men I have ever known.

Francene Sembos

January 7, 2014

Sorry do hear of Boyd's death. My sympathies to all the family.

glenda lane

January 7, 2014

So sorry for your dads passing Boyd..prayers for you and your family..

Tracy & Kay Schory

January 6, 2014

We were so sad to hear of Boyd's passing. Tracy has so many fond memories of the times he spent with Boyd. He was a great friend and he will be missed. Imogene, Tracy recalls the many times you fixed him a meal. We both had so many special times with wonderful friends.

God Bless the family, Kay and Tracy Schory

Susan and John Knowlton

January 6, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. I loved reading the obituary about your Dad, Kim and learning more about the kind of man he was. May God bless you all as you go through the process of surrendering your beloved father into eternal life with our Father in Heaven. We will be offering special prayers for your Mom!

January 6, 2014

May God keep His comforting arms around you Imogene and your sons during this transition of loss of your loved one. Boyd was a very good man and liked by all. Gov bless you, Ann (English) Richardson

Jimmy Childdress

January 6, 2014

So sorry to hear of Boyd's death. I have good memories of Boyd and Imogene. I still use a recipe for peanut brittle that Imogene gave me back in the 1960s. God bless the family.