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Celebrating the life of
Col. Richards Owen Stewart, USA, Ret.
March 23, 1924 - September 22, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 10:00am - Tuesday, September 26, 2017
  • Independent Presbyterian Church
  • 207 Bull Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-236-3346
  • Interment
  • - Tuesday, September 26, 2017
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

We shall always remember Dick with fondness, as well as his many kindnesses to us over the years.

Bill and Maxine Pinson, Savannah, GA

My heartfelt sympathies with you at his passing away into glory. May God bless you and keep you, and may he rest in His eternal peace. I will miss him! Quite a man.

Richard Hinely, Savannah, GA

My prayers and condolences are with you!

Alexa Frame, Savannah, GA

Corinne and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and all those who are missing your Dad. I have a fresh cold and don't want to spread my germs. Much love, Tina

Tina Helmly Bonifacio, Savannah, GA

We are saddened by your loss and send our heartfelt prayers and love to all the family.

MAURY AND WILLIAM MOODY, BLUFFTON, SC

kindest personal regards

Brig Gen Gordon C Carson (ret), Richmond Hill, GA

Colonel (Ret.) Richards Owen Stewart, 93 of Savannah, Georgia, passed away September 22, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center after a short illness. Dick was born on March 23, 1923 at Walter Reed Army Hospital, to the late Dr. Thomas Hill Stewart, Jr. (Colonel Retired USA) and Emma Yancey Wallace. Dick was a 1942 graduate of Savannah High School and obtained a BS Degree from the University of Maryland.

In addition to being a faithful servant of his Lord Jesus Christ, he was a member of Independent Presbyterian Church for 75 years and was an Elder Emeritus. He was also a member of the Savannah St. Andrews Society, Oglethorpe Club and Savannah Yacht Club.   He was a loving husband to the late Willetta Helmly Stewart, of Savannah, Ga., and a father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his daughter Jacqueline Elizabeth Stewart, his oldest son Captain (Ranger Hall of Fame Recipient) Richards Owen Stewart, Jr. of Columbus, Ga, his Grandson Richards Owen Stewart, III of Savannah, Ga., his brothers Colonel Thomas Hill Stewart, III of New York, NY, and Mr. Charles Wallace Stewart, Atlanta, GA, and his sister Elizabeth Stewart Clement of Alexandria, Va.

Dick is survived by his sister, Emma Jacqueline Stewart, Atlanta, Ga., son Randolph Barclay Stewart and daughter Corinne Stewart Reeves (Michael) of Bluffton, SC, his granddaughter, Elizabeth Stewart McIntosh (Christopher)of Savannah, Ga., grandsons Dr. Barclay Thompson Stewart, (Melissa) Seattle, Wash., Michael Jonathan Reeves, Jr., San Diego, Calif, Thomas McNab Reeves, (Kristen) Savannah, Ga., William Wallace Stewart, Miami, Fla., Ryan Richardson Reeves, Brooklyn, NY, great-grandsons Charles Terence Doran and McCullough Stewart Doran, Euharlee, Ga. and great-granddaughter Andrea Elizabeth McIntosh, Savannah, Ga., as well as numerous nephews and nieces, beloved friends, especially Julia Ashmore, who took care of him for many years.

Colonel Dick Stewart U.S. Army Retired, was a decorated soldier with a distinguished military career. He enlisted in the army in 1942, actually training in a horse mounted unit at Fort Riley, KS before being selected for Infantry Officers Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA. He was commissioned in the Infantry branch as a second lieutenant in 1944 and deployed to the European Theater of Operations. He served in the 14th Armored Division and 3rd Infantry Division in the campaign to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany. After the end of WW II, he served in the Army of Occupation in Berlin, Ger., supporting the Berlin airlift operations. Dick served as an advisor to a Republic of Korea Infantry battalion during the Korean War. He was an I Corps advisor to the Army of Vietnam Infantry in DaNang during the Vietnam War. He had the distinction of being a combat veteran of three wars, WW II, Korea, and Vietnam. He also served as the Assistant U.S. Army Attaché? to South Korea.   His many awards and decorations include the following: Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster, WW II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), United Nations Service Medal, Korea Service Medal, Air Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Dick, a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, was a member of the Infantry Hall of Fame and the OCS Hall of Fame. His ancestor fought in the Revolution, his father served as a Surgeon in WWI, all three brothers served in WWII at as officers at the same time, and his son fought and was severely injured in Viet Nam. Colonel Stewart set an example to all with his strong belief in Duty, Honor, Country, Faith and Family, throughout his life.

A visitation with his family and viewing will be held Monday, September 25 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Home, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, Ga from 5pm-7pm.   Services will be held Tuesday, September 26 at Independent Presbyterian Church, 207 Bull Street, Savannah, Ga. at 10 am, followed by his burial at Bonaventure Cemetery with full Military Honors. A celebration of life will follow at Colonel Stewart’s home on Talahi Island. All friends and family are invited to attend.

Remembrances may be made to Independent Presbyterian Church - Archive and/or Music Ministry.

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We shall always remember Dick with fondness, as well as his many kindnesses to us over the years.

Bill and Maxine Pinson, Savannah, GA

My heartfelt sympathies with you at his passing away into glory. May God bless you and keep you, and may he rest in His eternal peace. I will miss him! Quite a man.

Richard Hinely, Savannah, GA

My prayers and condolences are with you!

Alexa Frame, Savannah, GA

Corinne and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and all those who are missing your Dad. I have a fresh cold and don't want to spread my germs. Much love, Tina

Tina Helmly Bonifacio, Savannah, GA

We are saddened by your loss and send our heartfelt prayers and love to all the family.

MAURY AND WILLIAM MOODY, BLUFFTON, SC

kindest personal regards

Brig Gen Gordon C Carson (ret), Richmond Hill, GA


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