Thomas Roland Stewart

Thomas Roland Stewartobit-roland
September 18, 1943 – October 11, 2016
DALLAS – Thomas Roland Stewart, 73, passed away Oct. 11, 2016 at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Dallas.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at Carter Lake Baptist Church in Bowie with a reception to follow at the Stewart Ranch.
Roland was born in Wichita Falls on Sept. 18, 1943. Roland was a proud graduate of both Wichita Falls High School and Oklahoma State University with a degree in accounting. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and eventually returned home to Texas to become a certified public accountant.
Roland was an avid reader, a fan of classic country music, sports and a world traveler; working in India, Australia and Europe as well as the United States.
He was also a great fan of all kinds of trains, often planning vacations around train watching. Roland was a proud grandfather to seven grandchildren, all of whom he took great pride in and spoke of constantly.
Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Flynn and Dewey Stewart; and sister, Mary Ann.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lavonne Lewis Stewart; son, Clay Stewart and wife Joanna; daughter, Claire Bray and husband Brian; stepsons Steve Thomson and wife Karen and Terry Thomson; grandchildren, Evan and Ethan Stewart, Julia and Audrey Bray, Will and Ben Thomson and Pamela Mahan; brothers, Flynn Stewart II and wife Norma and James Stewart and wife Wray; sisters, Nancy McCoy and husband John and Elizabeth Edmondson and husband Robbie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
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