Earnest Wilson Stewart, 80, of Surles Drive died on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at his home. Born on February 6, 1934 in Johnston County, he was the son of the late Earnest Jasper and Mary Leone Evans Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a supervisor with Griggs Equipment Co. in Selma for over 20 years. Prior to his retirement he was owner and operator of Riverside Cab Co. in Smithfield.
Funeral Services for Mr. Stewart will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Underwood Funeral Home in Smithfield. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 until 8 PM.
Surviving family members are: daughters, Beth Godwin and husband Jerry, Pat Benson and husband Wayne, all of Selma; brothers, Roy Stewart of Pine Level, Ervin Stewart of Raleigh; sisters, Barbara West of Wake Forest, Shirley Parrish of Smithfield, Eloise Stephenson of Smithfield; two grandchildren, Corey Benson of Benson, Chad Hicks and wife Ashley of Raleigh; one great grandchild, Oliver Scott Hicks of Raleigh.
Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by his loving parents, his brothers Sherwood Stewart and Bobby Stewart, and his sister Edna Allen.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.underwoodfh.com.