Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Charles Ray Stewart

Charles “Chuck” Ray Stewart, 85, of Charlotte passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at CHS-Main in Charlotte. His funeral service will be Saturday, May 11, at 11 AM at First Baptist Church of Locust with Dr. Tommy Ross and Dr. Kinney Wallace officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 PM till 8 PM Friday, May 10 at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust. A private burial will take place at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte.

Born November 5, 1933 in Morgantown, WV Chuck was the son of the late Ray and Edna Stewart. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and served in Korea. He was a former member of Oakhurst Baptist Church in Charlotte. Most recently Chuck was a member of First Baptist Church of Locust where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and choir member.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Stewart. Survivors include son, Chuck Stewart, Jr. (Michaelyne) of Oakboro, daughter Jeri Hill of Easley, SC, sister, Joy Marshall (Wesley) and grandchildren, Ben Hill (Danielle), Crissi Hill, and Madison Stewart.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gideons International at www.gideons.org

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Stewart family.


  • Terry & Elaine Page Posted May 3, 2019 7:09 pm

    We want to express our deepest sympathy in the passing of Mr. Charles
    May God’s love lift you and hold you close, and give you comfort, and peace.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    It was an honor to have known him…

  • Harvey (Tom) Creech Posted May 3, 2019 10:23 pm

    What can I say about Chuck? A faithful servant of Jesus Christ, a man of integrity, and a good friend. He even put up with my corny, punny humor and when I told him my latest witticism, asked me “Well, are you going to put that in your book(meaning joke book)”? I remember singing with Chuck, Denny Turner, and Wayne Beachum in a quartet that Wayne dubbed “The Broad Street Boys.” Sadly, all three have passed away and gone to be with their Lord within the past 2+ years. Denny and now Chuck have joined their wives who preceded them in death, Chuck by only 2 days. They’re now with the heavenly choir, singing around the Throne of God.

  • Lynn Steverson Dunn Posted May 4, 2019 12:00 am

    Jeri and Chuckie,
    You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Your folks are included in many of my memories from youth group days and beyond. After my dad passed away, your dad wrote my mama a letter sharing many of his memories about Daddy. A little over a year ago, Mama, Beth, and I saw your folks at a memorial service for another former member of OBC. During the visitation, our moms sat in chairs set up where the line passed by. They thoroughly enjoyed catching up with each other, and talking with everyone in line, too. Old friends ARE the best friends! I count myself blessed – not only to know your folks, but also to call them friends. I love you guys!

  • Frank and Diane Fazenbaker Posted May 4, 2019 3:06 pm

    Jeri and Chuck,
    We can not begin to tell you how sorry we were to hear about Aunt Mary Lou and Uncle Chuck. Our Heart hurt so badly for both of you. They were the BEST people anyone could ever know and to call them Aunt and Uncle was such an Honor! We know they will be dancing in Paradise today! Praise God!!

  • Amy M Mullis Posted May 7, 2019 9:13 am

    Chuck and Mary Lou were such kind people and we will certainly miss both of their smiling faces. I continue to lift your family up in prayer. From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart if faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalms 61:2. May the Lord continue to wrap his loving arms around you and be comforted to know your parents are in the presence of the Lord. They are home.

  • Linda Berry Posted May 8, 2019 3:44 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Chuck was one of our Sunday School teachers and one of the best I have ever had. It truly was his calling. He made the lesson come to life and I know he lived what he taught. We pray that God will put his loving arms around all of you and give you comfort and peace during this time and the days to come. We will miss them until we are all together in heaven. We love you.

  • Cecil Frazier Posted May 9, 2019 6:11 pm

    I met Chuck in 1966 and found him to be a special friend. We came to work in Charlotte in 1972. From the first day in Charlotte and beyond, he discussed with me early on and I could tell he was anxious to learn about Jesus and had a desire for him, Mary Lou, Jerry, and Chucky to be Baptized, which happened early on and has
    continued to be involved in all phases of his and family Christian Lives.
    St. John 14 1 through 7 Chuck has quoted this as a favorite Scripture many many times.
    We Love each of you, God Bless.
    Cecil and Betty

  • Willie Mae and Charles Bowman Posted May 11, 2019 11:22 am

    Our hearts are saddened to learn of the loss of Mary Lou and Chuck. Hard to think we will not see them
    again, this side of heaven. We were friends at Oakhurst Church for many years, We left Oakhurst in 1987
    and since then have seen them occasionally. They personified just what Christian living is. For many
    years I worked with Mary Lou at Delmar Studios, and shared many enjoyable work experiences. We
    consider these past days as the “good old days.”. Our prayers are with Jeri and Chuck, Jr. during this time
    of unbelievable circumstances.

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