Mrs. Patricia King Stewart, age 77, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee. She was surrounded by her loving family after a long and hard battle with heart disease. She was a devoted Cumberland Presbyterian and truly knew her Lord through her strong and abiding faith. Pat was the daughter of the late Charles Brandon King and Grace Wrather King, and was born in Rutherford County.
She is survived by her husband, Charles G. "Chuck" Stewart, for 61 happy years. Two sons, and daughters-in-law: Christopher King and Vicky Holder Stewart and Charles Michael, and Susan Potts Stewart; three grandchildren: Rachel (Randy) Cunningham, Hudson (Nicole) Cole, and Sarah (Tom) Insell; five great grandchildren: Sarah Beth and Leah Grace Cunningham, Rileigh Bre Cole, Carter Cameron and Caroline Avery Insell. Two sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy King and Wayne Campbell, Debbie King and William Baker; one brother, Jerry Brandon King; several nieces and nephews.
In earlier years, she was a member of the "Josten's of the South Family", as a working mother. In 1978, she established their family business, "Stewart Plumbing and Electrical Company and Security Systems". She retired in 1996, after many years in a successful business.
Pat had many friends, including her wonderful and caring doctors. She enjoyed camping and fishing with Chuck and her sons, who both became Eagle Scouts. She was an avid reader, loved playing bridge with friends, swimming, spending vacations in Panama City, Florida, and entertaining grandchildren, nieces, and nephews with toys, games, contest, and lively conversations. She enjoyed life to the fullest, and is now enjoying her new life in Heaven.
The Family will receive friends at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel Saturday, May 19, between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. The funeral service will be at 3:00 PM, with Reverend Scott Yates of Rockvale, who has been her minister and friend for many years, officiating. Interment will follow in the Fosterville Cemetery.
Pallbearers; Ed Neese, Rick Beasley, Ron (Butch) Wilson, Mike Branch, Doug McHaffie, and Roger White.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.