Lee Roy Stewart
October 12, 1931 – January 7, 2020
On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Roy passed away at UCI Medical Center from complications of a fractured hip, he was 88 years of age. He was born on October 12, 1931, near Redmon, IL, to Fred L. and Lillian (Barr) Stewart. He was the youngest of four children.
Mr. Stewart graduated in the 1949 class at Paris High School. After working in a factory, he enlisted in the Navy, had his basic training at U.S. Navel Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois in 1952. He married Anna Mae Forsythe on March 30, 1952. He was then assigned to the USS Toledo in Fox Division (Fire Control) where he continued till his release. They were sent to Korea and were there three different times, serving there during Korean Conflict.
After his service time he went to college in Long Beach, California. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in industrial Arts, and later received his Masters degree. He was a member of Epsilon Phi Tau fraternity.
During his thirty-one year tenure at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights he taught drivers training, Graphic Arts and Photography. He and his students photographed all the football games, plus work on the school annual,; one of his students became a photographer on cruise ships.
After his retirement in 1994, he was very involved with his USS Toledo reunions, loved attending them, taking pictures for them and silk screening T-shirts for his shipmates. He enjoyed maintaining his yard and traveling.
To characterize Roy, he was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle, always ready to help friends and neighbors. He was a long time member of the United Methodist in Garden Grove. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Ilene and Violet, brother Dale, nephew Darrell Beard, and brother-in-law Harold Forsythe.
Mr. Stewart is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Anna Mae, sister-in-law, Bettie Forsythe, and many nieces and nephews, and special friends Randy, Mike & Scott Hudson.
We wish to acknowledge the excellent care that he received in UCI, the UCI team, a special nurse, Seth Trevett, and the hospice team. Also his care givers Amy and Ruby.
Services will be held at the United Methodist Church, 12741 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840, on Saturday, January 11th, viewing is at 9:00 am; services at 9:30 and a reception follows the service. Phone: 714-534-1070
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice or to UCI Research.
- Kyle Hudson, Pallbearer
- Trevor Hudson, Pallbearer
- George Green, Pallbearer
- Mike Hudson, Pallbearer
- Randy Hudson, Pallbearer
- Wayne Sheriff, Pallbearer
- Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
- Interment Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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