Noel “Tyke” Eugene Stewart, age 70, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 6:32 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
Noel was born the son of Ray and Pauline (Sinks) Stewart on Dec. 22, 1943, in Mt. Vernon. He was united in marriage to Barbara (Hailey) on April 1, 1969, in Mt. Vernon; she preceded him in death on July 2, 2007.
Mr. Stewart was retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation. He served his country in the United States Army. Noel was of the Christian faith. He was a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by his children, Kristina Stewart and life partner Jennifer Brooks of Albuquerque, N.M. and Kerry Stewart of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Betty Johnson and husband Jerry of Mt. Vernon and Paula Sinks and husband Ronald of San Leon, Texas; four brothers, Kenneth Stewart and wife Gina of Mt. Vernon, Billie Don Stewart and wife Charlotte of Mt. Vernon, Bobby Stewart and wife Carol of Mt. Vernon and Larry Stewart and wife Sue of Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren, Amber Shehorn and husband Jasen, Brandy Vinson, Candace Reid and husband Eric, Eli Stewart, Kaylea Stewart and Noah Stewart; and three great-grandchildren, Chad, Raylene and Rexton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara (Hailey); son, Rex Vinson; and four brothers, Gary, Ronald, Bruce and Raymond Stewart.
A memorial service for Noel Stewart will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Tim Reynolds officiating. Military honors provided by the American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
For those who wish memorials may be given to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to the funeral home at 2707 North Street, Mt. Vernon IL 62864.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit at www.newellfuneralhome.com.