Jimmie Ladell Stewart, 76, of Orange, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 19; peacefully at Answered Prayer Assisted Living Facility surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange.  Pastor Daniel Rose, of Community Church, will be officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Jimmie was born on June 13, 1937 in Rome, Ga., to Robert and Mary Lou Stewart. He served in the United States Air Force from 1956-1960. After his years of service in the United States Air Force, he was employed by Owens Illinois Paper Mill. He retired from the Paper Mill in 2005 after 45 years of employment.

Jimmie loved to serve others; he volunteered at Community Christian School, Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Baptist Hospital Orange. He was also involved in the “55” and older group at church.

Jimmie is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50 years, Catherine Stewart, one sister, and two brothers.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Doug Whitten; his two grandsons, Tyler and Ryan Whitten; four brothers; and very special friend, Nelda McGuire.

Serving as pallbearers are Tyler Whitten, Ryan Whitten, Chuck James, Mike Hoffpauir, Bobby Anderson, and Brandon Brasseaux.

Special thanks to Joan Williams and her staff at Answered Prayer Assisted Living Home.

In lieu of flowers, his family has requested that donations be made to the Catherine Stewart Scholarship Fund at Community Christian School, 3400 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Orange, TX 77632.