Obituary – Rev. Dr. John Scott Stewart

Rev. Dr. John Scott Stewart, age 57, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 5, 2023, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born December 30, 1965, in Dallas, Texas, to the late John Maxwell Stewart and Virginia Diane (Elliott) Stewart. 

Rev. Dr. Stewart was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was the Reverend of the First United Methodist Church in Mena, Arkansas. He enjoyed hiking, spreading the word of God, tinkering with old muscle cars, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of both the Dallas Valley and Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire Departments. He could always be found telling jokes.

Rev. Dr. Stewart is preceded in death by his parents, John Maxwell Stewart and Virginia Diane (Elliott) Stewart, as well as by his maternal grandmother, Velma Elliott. He is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Starleen Denise Stewart; daughter, Georgia Diane Stewart-Perez and husband Christopher; grandchildren, Rosa Starleen Perez, Christopher Scott Perez, Maxwell Kash Perez, Winny Faith Perez, Summer Reign Perez, and one on the way, Jax Jayden Perez; half-brother, Brian Herbert; brother, James Edward Stewart; half-sister, Jane Kelley; sisters-in-law, Mary Mize and husband Jimmie, Kathy Schee; and by special friend, Terry Hargett. 

Cremation services for Rev. Dr. Stewart are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. There will be a memorial service held at a later date.

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