Robert Cyrus Stewart, age 85, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at home. Funeral services will be private.
Mr. Stewart was born February 25, 1925, to Robert L. Stewart and Rachel (Taylor) Stewart, and graduated in 1953, from Coffee High School in Florence.
He joined the U. S. Navy Reserves during high school, and was active duty in the U. S. Army from 1955-1957, stationed in Germany. He served in the Army Reserves until 1961.
He married Barbara Belew on September 12, 1959, and worked at Alabama-Tennessee Natural Gas Company while studying at Florence State Teachers College, graduating with a degree in business in 1964.
Mr. Stewart went to work with State Farm Insurance as a claims adjuster that year, and was selected to transfer to the data processing department in 1970, at the corporate headquarters in Bloomington, IL. He retired as a senior systems analyst in 1997.
He was an avid golfer for decades.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Barbara Belew Stewart; one son, Derek Stewart of Athens; one daughter, Belinda Stewart of Melbourne, FL.; one brother, J. C. Stewart (Virginia) of Florence; three nephews, Dr. Doug Hammond (Gayle) of Huntsville, David Hammond (Cassandra) of Decatur, and Robert Carl Stewart of Florence; and one niece, Carla Jean Stewart of Florence.
Memorial donations in his honor may be made to CancerCare at www.cancercare.org or check via mail to 275 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001, or to a charity of your choice. The family respectfully requests no flowers.
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