GALVESTON, TX — Larry Bruce Stewart, 78, of Galveston, Texas passed away suddenly on March 2, 2023. Larry was born in Parsons, Kansas on January 22, 1945, to Bruce Leland Stewart and Kathryn Adelle (Foresman) Stewart. Larry is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bruce George (BG) and Robert Leland (Bob) Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Janet Stewart; his son, Jason Stewart (Sarah), daughter, Mandi Stewart (Lance Jackson), and daughter, Monica Cowart (Kevin Ellenwood); a sister, LeAnn Suderman of Newton, Kansas; his six grandchildren, Haley, Jordan, Garret, Lily, Logan and Emma; his former wife, Donna Dague, his sister in law, Ginger Jones (Jerry Jackson); and his eight nieces, Robin Fulbright, Sarah Davis, Stephanie Zimmerman, Lisa Harbican, Paula Lee, Sara Davis, Hope Evans, and Tiffany Ransel. Larry graduated from Salina Central High School as the senior class president with high academic honors. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran who served as a cryptology technician in the US Army. In May 1973, he earned a B.S.E. in Secondary Education and a minor in Physical Education from Kansas State Teacher’s College. After playing baseball and football in college, Larry taught driver’s education and shared his love of sports by coaching baseball, basketball, and football at West High School in Wichita, Kansas. He also played and coached for the Semi-Pro Baseball League with Coors of Kansas. Larry worked for Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages and was transferred to Houston as a manager where he was responsible for advertising directory sales teams across Texas. Larry was an avid golfer, a sports fanatic, and enjoyed life to the fullest. After retiring from Southwestern Bell, he moved to Galveston where he spent the rest of his years with the love of his life, his wife, Janet. He will be missed by many. A private memorial service will be held later this month at the Houston National Cemetery.
I received the following email from Donna Massey Dague regarding the passing of our classmate Larry Stewart
It is with mixed emotions in saying goodbye to Larry. He has struggled with several medical issues for 8+ years. His wife, Janet, was right by his side all the way. He was such a fighter- in and out of the hospital. His humor and' fun-loving ways never wavered. He loved life and loved people. He and Janet had 32 wonderful years of special moments with some travel and many events with family. He has 1 stepdaughter, Monica, 1 son, Jason and 1 daughter, Mandi. He has 5 grandchildren, Jordan, Garret, Lily, Logan and Emma. He loved them all! He has 1 sister, LeAnn Stewart Suderman. He has many family members on Janet’s(Cowart) side of the family too. Please pray for all the family, Janet, who is really grieving his loss, and many others that loved him dearly. At this time no Memorial Service has been made. Addresses for family: : Janet Cowart Stewart (his wife) 2214 Ave M Galveston, TX 77554 LeAnn Suderman (his sister) 705 Sunst Newton, KS 67114 Jason Stewart (his son) 472 Rals Dr Onalaska, TX 77360 Mandi Stewart (his daughter) 3834 Woodbriar Dr Houston, TX 76068
Donna Massey Stewart Dague
Rest in Peace old friend, we had many good times together. Till we meet again. David (Bird) Feather.
Many cherished memories I have of our scout days most of all working with you as co-editor of sports section in the yearbook. Larry "thanks for being there and being a good friend". Thanks for enriching my perspective." My deepest sympathy for your family especially LeeAnn.
Your classmate and good friend
Donna Massey (Dague)
This is Donna Massey Stewar Dague. Thank you for remembering your friend, Larry Stewart.
I sent addresses so that you can tell his family how much you enjoyed your friendship with him.
I made an error in his daughter, Mandi Stewart's address: The ZIPCODE is 77068.
Thank you for your thoughts!
Stephanie Sampson (Dahlberg)
Larry was one of the bright spots in the class of 1963. He was handsome, athletic, outgoing and smart. I'm sure he will be missed by his family. I was sorry to hear about his passing.
Sorry to hear about Larry, here is a memory..
In 1969 I was stationed at U-tapao Thailand one of the bases for the B52 bombers. While shopping at the Base Exchange I looked up and here is Larry Stewart on R & R out of Vietnam. We had a good visit and thought it amazing we would bump into one another halfway around the world. Rest in Peace buddy, till we meet again at the next Base Exchange. Dave Delker. Green Valley, AZ
Cheryl Sexsmith (Peck)
I have already talked to Donna but I just want to add one or two memories about Larry. Ed Jukes and I stood up with them when they got married. When the minister asked if he would take Donna for his wife Larry was so excited that he interrupted him and said " I WILL !!! " and everyone laughed! Also when my husband, Doug, came home from Vietnam ( 52 years ago today ) Larry and Donna put a bottle of wine by our door with a note saying " Welcome back to the world Doug!!" We will always remember that. Larry was a very good friend and we will miss him.