Funeral services for Mr. Michael Gordon “Big Stu” Stuart, age 75, of Fayetteville, will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home. Ed Keith will officiate. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Mr. Stuart passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, February 13, 2017.
Mr. Stuart was born in Warren, PA to the late Jack Gordon Stuart and Freda Mary Thompson Strom. He grew up in Emporium, PA where he played all types of sports including basketball, baseball, football, and more. After being drafted into the Army he was stationed at Redstone Arsenal as a Military Policeman/Game Warden where he also played basketball for the 291st M.P. Co. Mr. Stuart married his wife in 1966. Mr. & Mrs. Stuart purchased a small farm and moved to Fayetteville, Tennessee in 1971. He worked as an insurance agent for Mutual Savings Life Insurance Company in Huntsville, Alabama for 33 years. Upon retirement he worked as a farmer at the Bobo Angus Farms for approximate 15 years. Mr. Stuart enjoyed any outdoor activities including all types of hunting (deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, ect…), sporting events (basketball, softball, golf, ect…), and farming.
Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Sybil Keith Stuart; daughter Sharon Stuart of Fayetteville; son Michael A. (Erika) Stuart of Taft; grandchildren Josh (Blanca) Morrow, MaKenzie Williams, and Sydney Williams; siblings George Stuart, Debbie Stuart, Ken (Jamie) Stuart, Howard (Pam) Stuart, Dwight (Linda) Stuart all of Emporium, PA, Jack (Sue) Stuart of Weiser, ID, and Dennis Peet of Heath, TX; cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and some amazing friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Stuart was preceded in death by his sisters Helen Stuart of Emporium, PA, and Peggy Stuart of Bradenton, FL.
Visitation with the family will be 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Mr. Michael Gordon Stuart.