Funeral services for Dr. Clinton E. Stewart, 88, of Brownwood will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the First Baptist Church. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. in Copperas Cove Cemetery in Copperas Cove. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
Dr. Stewart died Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Dr. Stewart was born on Nov. 7, 1927 in Copperas Cove to Albert Clyde and Marjorie Stewart. There were 11 brothers and sisters. He graduated from Copperas Cove High School as Valedictorian and holds four degrees from Baylor University – one Bachelor, two Master and Doctor of Education. He taught in public education within Vega, Valley Mills, Meridian and Coppell Independent School Districts. He also taught at Texarkana College, Howard Payne University and Sul Ross State University. He taught at HPU in the 1970s and 1990s and retired there as Dean of the School of Education and Professor Emeritus. He is a member of several honor societies, including Alpha Epsilon Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Chi and Phi Delta Kappa. Dr. Stewart served three terms on the Board of Trustees of HPU.
He served in the Texas National Guard 143rd Infantry and rose to Master Sergeant. A strong believer in being involved, he was a Mason for 51 years, president of the Lions Club in Alpine and Meridian. He also served as a deacon in Meridian, Alpine and Brownwood.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Thanks for care given by Dr. Gary Butka and staff, Dr. Sammy Horton and staff, the staff of BRMC GI Surgery Center, CMS Healthcare and Solaris Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Marjorie L. Stewart Scholarship Fund at Howard Payne University.
Online memorials may be made at davismorrisfuneralhome.com.