Download a free funeral planning guide Click Here
Navigation Menu+
Celebrating the life of
Gerald Stewart
January 25, 1941 - November 17, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Memorial Service
  • 3:00 p.m. - Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. - Friday, November 22, 2019

Linda we are so sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. Dale has mentioned him so many times I just heard of his passing. And I see he had so many friends. May God give you peace and strength and also the children and And grandchildren. Take care of yourself we love. You

Marie White and Dale Williams, Savannah , Ga

Gerald and Linda visited my upstairs office a few weeks ago. I was recovering from back surgery, having just gone back to work on a limited basis. Realizing he was weak, I told Gerald to call when they were near, and I would meet them downstairs. He replied "no, I can walk up, I'm in better shape than you are!" As they left, he looked back up the stairs and said "love you". That was the last time I saw him. Great examples of who he was, putting others ahead of himself. Yes, Gerald, I love you too, as do many many others!

Maurice Jones, Savannah, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Stewart family. God Bless you all.

Jay and Tonya Moore, LAGRANGE, GA

Dear Linda and Family, Hugh and I were so sorry to hear about Gerald. Hugh enjoyed working with him all these years. They had a good working relationship. He was such a great friendly and honest guy and we know he will be missed by all those whom knew him. Our prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. God Bless.

Angela and Hugh Coleman, Savannah, GA

Linda, Madelyn, sons & family, So sorry to hear of Gerald' s passing. May God give you comfort & love that passes all understanding. My prayers are with you. Gerald, Madelyn & I have been friends since we were all teenagers. Gerald was always the greatest guy & friend ever. God bless you all.

Marie Blitch Conley, Prattville, AL - Alabama

My heart & Prayer’s goes out too Gerald’s family. He was a great guy too work with. Back during the Gulf Life Day’s. RIP My Friend..

Joyce Rountree, Savannah, Ga

Got nothing but good memories from the years selling insurance together, Gerald always had the right things to say to take the rough edges off a day. He was a giver and loved to serve others, with a tremendous smile. The one thing you knew every day he was going to let you know about, how blessed he was to have Linda, Stephen and Lance.You are in my daily prayers..

David Wegmann, Guyton, Ga

Got nothing but good memories from the years selling insurance together, Gerald always had the right things to say to take the rough edges off a day. He was a giver and loved to serve others, with a tremendous smile. The one thing you knew every day he was going to let you know about, how blessed he was to have Linda, Stephen and Lance.You are in my daily prayers..

David Wegmann, Guyton, Ga

Helen and I are so sorry to hear about Gerald. He will missed by all of us, and please call on us if there is anything we can ever do Love, Helen and Monty

Monty Jones, Savannah, GA

Dearest Linda and family, Frank and I are so sorry to hear about Gerald passing. He was one of the most delightful people i have ever had the pleasure of knowing? I will surely miss him. Lorraine and Frank Johnson

Lorraine and Frank Johnson , Thunderbolt , Ga

Gail and I were sad to hear of Gerald’s passing. While he was a Pressman at Union Camp, Gerald and I worked many days together in the Printing Department. Gerald was a great guy, great friend and We all enjoyed working with him, while he was with Union Camp. Linda, both you and your family will be in our prayers.

Charles Peacock, Savannah , GA

Linda, Stephen and Lance...we are going to miss the “patriarch” of all the family gatherings out by your pool! Gary and I have spent many fun times with you and Gerald, playing cards, Friday night dancing at Fiddlers, where I got to dance with the best shagger in the room! I know it will never be the same without him, but we will start a new norm now, and make new memories, which you know he would want you to do. He fought a good fight and gave it all he had, right up into the last day of his life, but he knew it was time when he had the ones he loved most by his side. Thank you for letting me be there with him and you in those last hours. They will forever be in my memory and I will cherish them forever! We love you all!!

Donna Plumbley, Savannah, Ga

God bless Gerald. He was trustworthy and honest in his work and always happy to be of service.

Donnie and Veva Shuman, Savannah , GA

There really are no words that express the sadness we feel for the loss of such a special man. So many, many memories. Some sad, but most are happy. All the fun times we all had through the years. The last thing I said to him was that I would see him later. I truly believe one day I will. RIP, Gerald. We love you.

Roland & Margie Shiver , Savannah, Ga.

Linda and Boys, I was so sorry to hear that Gerald had passed away. Words can not express your grief. Remember grief is the price we pay for love. Stay strong and look to God for your strength.

Luree Bonner, Thunderbolt, Ga

So very sorry for your heartache over the loss of your husband and father. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers! Gerald, you will be missed!??

Jo M. McCutchen, Savannah, Ga

A good man. Will be missed. Our sympathy.

Rose and Bill Cummins, Tybee Island,

Worked with Gerald at two insurance companies very talented gentleman so very sorry to read this morning of his passing condolences to his family he will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known him.

Wayne brookshire, Statham, Ga.

Knowing that it was close, it still more than just saddens me to be reading this. Gerald and I were GREAT friends and co-workers for many years. He was always the one who "knew how to handle it" and "knew just what to say and when to say it"... he's going to be missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to have known him and call him friend … RIP … DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Linda, their boys, Stephen & Lance and families

Dan Frawley, Clyo, Ga

Gerald Stewart, 78, passed away the evening of November 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family after his 8-year battle with cancer. Gerald was born Jan 25, 1941 in Waycross, Georgia. He was raised in Savannah, Georgia where he graduated from Savannah High School in 1959. Gerald joined the United States Marine Corps in 1959 and was in the reserves for 6 years.

Gerald was a member of the Alee Temple Shrines where he was a member of the Flag Unit and Directors Staff.  Gerald was a Mason and member of Bull Street Baptist Church. Gerald was also a member of American Legion Post 184 where everyone knew his name.

Gerald founded his calling in sales and was the epitome of sales person. He had the gift of gab and always had a smile. From his beginnings of working for Independent Life Insurance sales to working at Hillcrest Abbey Cemetery and Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, he always loved helping people. Gerald and his wife, Linda started their own business, Exterior Home Improvement, in 2005 where Gerald really shined with his ability to connect with customers, sub-contractors, and vendors that would end up being more than just business associates and usually become friends.

He would always start out conversations with a big “Happy Monday” and end with a genuine “Have a Happy Day.”  Gerald enjoyed fishing when he could find the time. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. The “Shed” is where you find him grilling, clean his pool, or asking you “what can I get you to drink?” The more the merry was his slogan.  There could never be enough people over at the pool for Gerald.

Gerald also loved the holidays and loved Christmas eve with his family where the “GRAB BAG” was his thing. It was the highlight of the night. Gerald’s love of his life was his wife Linda. Gerald was disco dancing and shagging machine. Linda and Gerald were always dancing at most of the happening places in Savannah or back at the “Shed.” Gerald was an incredible father to his sons, Lance and Stephen. He always let them know how much they were loved and gave them the encouragement to conquer their dreams. Gerald was also known as “PA” to his granddaughters, Mia and Indie which he loved more than they will ever know. His sister, Madelyn was there for Linda and Gerald until the end. She loved her brother “Bubba” and was the best sister he could ask for. Gerald loved his daughters-in-law Tracey and Heather has if they were his own.

Gerald and Linda would like to think Lynne Tantanella and everyone from Hospice Savannah, Inc. His physician, Dr. Roland Summers of Savannah and Dr. Kooby of Emory Hospital Atlanta. Also, Reverend Brooks Cail for his service and time.

Gerald was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Curl Cochran and his stepfather, James Cochran.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Linda of 55 years. Linda was his rock and his caregiver until the Lord took him home Sunday evening. His two sons, Stephen (Tracey) and Lance (Heather), his two granddaughters, Mia and Indie; his sister, Madelyn Hathaway; his two sisters and brothers-in-law, Margie and Roland Shiver, Donna and Gary Plumbley; his mother-in-law, Mildred Benton and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations to Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.

 

SHARE YOUR CONDOLENCES

  

GUEST BOOK

Linda we are so sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. Dale has mentioned him so many times I just heard of his passing. And I see he had so many friends. May God give you peace and strength and also the children and And grandchildren. Take care of yourself we love. You

Marie White and Dale Williams, Savannah , Ga

Gerald and Linda visited my upstairs office a few weeks ago. I was recovering from back surgery, having just gone back to work on a limited basis. Realizing he was weak, I told Gerald to call when they were near, and I would meet them downstairs. He replied "no, I can walk up, I'm in better shape than you are!" As they left, he looked back up the stairs and said "love you". That was the last time I saw him. Great examples of who he was, putting others ahead of himself. Yes, Gerald, I love you too, as do many many others!

Maurice Jones, Savannah, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Stewart family. God Bless you all.

Jay and Tonya Moore, LAGRANGE, GA

Dear Linda and Family, Hugh and I were so sorry to hear about Gerald. Hugh enjoyed working with him all these years. They had a good working relationship. He was such a great friendly and honest guy and we know he will be missed by all those whom knew him. Our prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. God Bless.

Angela and Hugh Coleman, Savannah, GA

Linda, Madelyn, sons & family, So sorry to hear of Gerald' s passing. May God give you comfort & love that passes all understanding. My prayers are with you. Gerald, Madelyn & I have been friends since we were all teenagers. Gerald was always the greatest guy & friend ever. God bless you all.

Marie Blitch Conley, Prattville, AL - Alabama

My heart & Prayer’s goes out too Gerald’s family. He was a great guy too work with. Back during the Gulf Life Day’s. RIP My Friend..

Joyce Rountree, Savannah, Ga

Got nothing but good memories from the years selling insurance together, Gerald always had the right things to say to take the rough edges off a day. He was a giver and loved to serve others, with a tremendous smile. The one thing you knew every day he was going to let you know about, how blessed he was to have Linda, Stephen and Lance.You are in my daily prayers..

David Wegmann, Guyton, Ga

Got nothing but good memories from the years selling insurance together, Gerald always had the right things to say to take the rough edges off a day. He was a giver and loved to serve others, with a tremendous smile. The one thing you knew every day he was going to let you know about, how blessed he was to have Linda, Stephen and Lance.You are in my daily prayers..

David Wegmann, Guyton, Ga

Helen and I are so sorry to hear about Gerald. He will missed by all of us, and please call on us if there is anything we can ever do Love, Helen and Monty

Monty Jones, Savannah, GA

Dearest Linda and family, Frank and I are so sorry to hear about Gerald passing. He was one of the most delightful people i have ever had the pleasure of knowing? I will surely miss him. Lorraine and Frank Johnson

Lorraine and Frank Johnson , Thunderbolt , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Lorraine and Frank Johnson — Georgia

Gail and I were sad to hear of Gerald’s passing. While he was a Pressman at Union Camp, Gerald and I worked many days together in the Printing Department. Gerald was a great guy, great friend and We all enjoyed working with him, while he was with Union Camp. Linda, both you and your family will be in our prayers.

Charles Peacock, Savannah , GA

Linda, Stephen and Lance...we are going to miss the “patriarch” of all the family gatherings out by your pool! Gary and I have spent many fun times with you and Gerald, playing cards, Friday night dancing at Fiddlers, where I got to dance with the best shagger in the room! I know it will never be the same without him, but we will start a new norm now, and make new memories, which you know he would want you to do. He fought a good fight and gave it all he had, right up into the last day of his life, but he knew it was time when he had the ones he loved most by his side. Thank you for letting me be there with him and you in those last hours. They will forever be in my memory and I will cherish them forever! We love you all!!

Donna Plumbley, Savannah, Ga

God bless Gerald. He was trustworthy and honest in his work and always happy to be of service.

Donnie and Veva Shuman, Savannah , GA

Candle tribute lit by Harnan Family — Georgia

There really are no words that express the sadness we feel for the loss of such a special man. So many, many memories. Some sad, but most are happy. All the fun times we all had through the years. The last thing I said to him was that I would see him later. I truly believe one day I will. RIP, Gerald. We love you.

Roland & Margie Shiver , Savannah, Ga.

Linda and Boys, I was so sorry to hear that Gerald had passed away. Words can not express your grief. Remember grief is the price we pay for love. Stay strong and look to God for your strength.

Luree Bonner, Thunderbolt, Ga

So very sorry for your heartache over the loss of your husband and father. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers! Gerald, you will be missed!??

Jo M. McCutchen, Savannah, Ga

A good man. Will be missed. Our sympathy.

Rose and Bill Cummins, Tybee Island,

Worked with Gerald at two insurance companies very talented gentleman so very sorry to read this morning of his passing condolences to his family he will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known him.

Wayne brookshire, Statham, Ga.

Knowing that it was close, it still more than just saddens me to be reading this. Gerald and I were GREAT friends and co-workers for many years. He was always the one who "knew how to handle it" and "knew just what to say and when to say it"... he's going to be missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to have known him and call him friend … RIP … DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Linda, their boys, Stephen & Lance and families

Dan Frawley, Clyo, Ga


© Fox & Weeks