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Gerald Wayne Stewart

January 10, 1941 — November 8, 2022

Gerald Wayne Stewart, born on January 10, 1941 in Altus, OK, passed away on November 8, 2022 in Bixby, OK with his loving family surrounding him.

When Gerald was around two, his family moved to the Oklahoma panhandle, settling in the town of Guymon. They lived there until 1954 when, due to their mother's health, they moved to Tucson, AZ. In 1958, Gerald decided to move back to Guymon to work at Quall's Photo Study and complete his senior year of high school. Following graduation he attended two photography schools, one in Tucson and the other in Waco, Texas. After his education he went back to Quall's Studio.

Gerald and Linda married on June 9, 1962 in Guymon, Oklahoma.

While still involved in photography, Gerald began making the drive to small congregations in the area and preaching prior to making the move to preach full time in Keyes, Oklahoma. During their three years in Keyes they had their first child, Patricia, on August 19, 1963. In 1964, they moved to Perry to preach for the Perry Church of Christ for 13 years and had their second child, Cheryl, May 7, 1968.

In 1977, Gerald and his family moved back to Guymon where he preached for the Guymon Church of Christ. After 20 years, Gerald left full time work at the church and preached on Sundays at the church in Satanta, Kansas and worked as a sales executive for Stu Emmert Automotive in Liberal, Kansas. During their time in Guymon, both of his daughters became married and brought four beautiful children into the world.

Three years later he was called back to preach in Perry, Oklahoma where he remained until his retirement in 2017.

Gerald will be remembered as someone who loved and cherished his family and friends. He had a deep love for God and teaching His word.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Lola Stewart, his wife Linda, his older brother, Bill and son-in-law, Bob Rozell.

Left in the wake of his absence are his daughters: Patricia Rozell and Cheryl (Chad) Messenger; a sister Sharon Phillips; a brother Eddie Stewart; four grandchildren Ross Rozell, Caitlyn (Troy) Ellison, Alex Messenger, and Michael Messenger along with two great grandchildren Tucker and Max Ellison, who affectionately call him 'Ba-ba'.

Services are to be announced.

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service & Cremation Care Centers, 1329 East 151st Street, Glenpool, OK 74033.

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