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Allen Eugene Stewart

Allen Eugene Stewart, age 79, of Board Camp, Arkansas, died on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Sunday, September 21, 1941, to Howard Silas Newt Stewart and Bertha June Holman Stewart in Comanche, Oklahoma.

Allen was an extremely patient man and hard worker. He served honorably in the United States Navy for six years. Allen worked for US Motors as an industrial engineer for thirty-three years. Aside from work he lived rancher lifestyle, raising cattle, and hunting and fishing. He enjoyed Country Western music. Allen was a founding member of the Board Camp Fire Department as well as the President and State Board member of Farm Bureau for thirty years. He also was a member of the Soil Conservation Board and the National Beef Council. His family and grandchildren made him very happy, and he loved them all very much. Allen was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle and he will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Rodney Emry and Jerry Emry Sr.

Allen is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Stewart of Board Camp; one son and daughter in law, Glynn and Lesa Stewart of Board Camp; one daughter, June McMillan of Board Camp; three brothers and sisters in law, Dan and Carla Stewart of Healdton, Oklahoma, Dennis and Tammy Stewart of Healdton, Oklahoma, and Dale and Susie Stewart of Long Grove, Oklahoma; one sister, Virginia Kay White of Healdton, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Nikel Provost of McKinney, Texas, Emily and Chad Roles of DeKalb, Texas, Buck Provost of Arlington, Texas, Jennifer and Clay Philpot of Mena, and Travis and Emily McMillan of Board Camp; eleven great-grandchildren, Braxton Philpot, Hadley Philpot, Ryker Philpot, Madison Philpot, Lane Philpot, Finley Roles, Quentin Roles, Zander McMillan, Falyn McMillan, Madison Soto, and Ashton Carr; nephew, Jerry Emry Jr and wife Manuela of Mena; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Board Camp Baptist Church with Brother Dan Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in the Lower Big Fork Cemetery under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 13, 2021, from 6-8 the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers memorial can be made to Board Camp Fire Department at 4154 Highway 8 East, Mena, Arkansas 71953, or dropped off at Union Bank.

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