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Wade R. Stewart

Wade R. Stewart, Sr., age 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday,

December 20, 2020 at his home. He was born October 27, 1946 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Isaac “Tex” Stewart and Lillan (Kopperud) Stewart.

Wade was united in marriage to Elaine Sue Stewart for 48 ½ years. He worked as a service technician for Tyson Foods. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Aleshire and husband Greg; son, Wade Stewart, Jr., and wife Danielle; brother, Mark Stewart and wife Rebecca; eight grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Lettie and Amelia Ryan; brothers-and- sisters in law, David and Tawana Gilbert, Neil and Susan Gilbert, Mark and Jeanine Gilbert, Roger and Sherry Gilbert, and Martha and Jim Gurnick; sisters-in-law, Pat Gilbert, and Andrea Gilbert; numerous nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Debbie Alley.

Wade was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Pat Stewart.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas. Brother Mark Lyle will officiate under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

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