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Samuel "David" Stewart

October 1, 1962 — April 26, 2024

Samuel "David" Stewart

Samuel "David" Stewart went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 26, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones at his residence in Bruceville, Texas. He fought hard against cancer the last eight years to prolong his life with family and friends but God needed him to join HIS army.


Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm, Wednesday May 1, 2024, at Bruceville Community Church with Pastor Lee Casey officiating.


David was born in Waco, Texas, on October 1, 1962, to Sterling Douglas and Peggy Ann (Hargrove) Stewart. In his younger years, family time was spent at the dirt race track watching his father race. He would go on to follow in his footsteps, racing limited sports modified cars at Heart of Texas Speedway. They were both winners. His biggest fans were his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. David and his brother Doug spent many hours maintaining their race cars. Also, his best friend Ronnie Shelby, built his race cars. He attended primary school in Fort Worth, Texas, where he played little league baseball. The family then moved to Eddy, Texas, where he attended secondary school at Bruceville-Eddy ISD. David excelled in football and basketball, going to regionals. He continued to play softball and golf during his adult years with family and friends. He was also an avid dart player and won Idaho State Championship which led to participating in the National and International play-offs in Florida and Chicago. David was self-employed as a paint contractor for over forty years and took pride in the quality of his work.


He married the love of his life, Doris Hutyra on March 6, 1982, and recently celebrated forty two years of marriage. That love he had was so precious because it also included an extended part of Doris, a daughter named Heather who he took into his arms to love as his own. Special times for them included riding their motorcycle and antique car in the Texas hill country, shopping for antiques, trips to Colorado to visit best friend, Mike Garibay, watching grandchildren play sports, and sitting on the front porch drinking coffee while watching the hummingbirds. God blessed them with three beautiful daughters, Heather, Nikki and Samantha, who are the love of their lives. That love extended to include a wonderful son-in-law, Jeremy and three precious grandchildren, Abby, Landry and Avery. Family time was important to him. He enjoyed small vacations, BBQ/grilling, cruising on his lawnmower, yard work, hanging out in his man cave and playing golf with his son-in-law, Jeremy, who he loved dearly as the son he never had. His most precious time was spoiling his grandkids who called him Papa. He had a big heart and loved them hard by giving them the small & big things their hearts desired.


David's unconditional love extended to his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family, and the many close friends that he cherished. Since they were so close in age, he had a special bond with his brother Doug and they always took care of each other. He also enjoyed hanging out in his man cave socializing and making special memories with everyone. He loved being with his best friends, Mike, Tim, Stan, Troy and so many more.


He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Fountain and Cleo Hargrove, Alfred and Evelean Stewart; Parents, Sterling Douglas and Peggy Ann Stewart, stepmother Linda Stewart; father-in-law, Johnnie Hutyra; brother-in-law David Hutyra; nephews, Colby Hutyra and Derek Browder


Survivors include his wife Doris, daughters Heather Lightfoot and husband Jeremy Lightfoot, Nichole "Nikki" Andrews, Samantha Stewart; grandchildren, Abigail "Abby" Lightfoot, Landry Lightfoot, and Avery "Peaches" Andrews; mother-in-law Mary Ann Hutrya; brothers and sisters Steve Stewart, Susie Browder and husband David, Sandy Evans and husband Brad; Doug Stewart and wife Deana, Susan McCleary and Shaun Stewart, nieces, nephews and other loved ones.


The family extends their special thanks to: Oncologist Dr. Brian Berryman and staff at the Dallas Sammons Cancer Center; AccentCare Hospice and Palliative Care: Candice, Shannon, Jordan, Chris, Nicole, Sharon, Craig for their extra special care, compassion and support. Also to Premier ER doctors and staff for their excellent care for emergent needs. Special thank you to his sister Susie for the extra help staying at the hospital.


To everyone who contributed in any type of way that eased the burden of his journey, we cannot thank you enough and you will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

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