Passed away Wednesday, June 6 at 6:10 am at Amber Manor Assisted Living in Petersburg. David was born on November 6, 1938, in Algiers, Indiana, to Ovie and Myrtle Harris Stewart. He was graduated from Otwell High School in 1956 and married Nina Mosby on April 20, 1957.
He was a member of the Hadi Shrine, Pike County Masonic Lodge F & AM 121, Otwell Ruritan Club, Otwell Community Center, and NFO. He was a life long Democrat and served as a Precinct Committeeman, Pike County Commissioner and as a Pike County Council member. He was instrumental in construction of the Pike County Law Enforcement Center in 1994. He was named Pike County Conservation Farmer of the Year in 2001. He was a school bus driver, UMWA coal miner at Old Ben 1, and a shuttle driver at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. He enjoyed IU Basketball, NASCAR, Indy Car racing, along with any activity his children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren were involved.
David was a member of the Brenton Chapel Church of Christ.
He is survived by three daughters: Cindy (Richard) Ridao, Sara (Rod) Fields, and Jill (Tom) Estey. Six grandchildren: Greg (Jamie) Ridao, Brad (Alyse) Ridao, Michael (Melissa) Fields, Cori (Brandon) Deputy, Jon (Kyla) Estey, and Jeffrey Estey. Great Grandchildren: Lane, Shelby, Chase, Brenna, Calvin, and Kendrick Ridao; Conner and Jayla Fields, and Kaden Deputy. One nephew (Michael Johnson), and his beloved cat, Bill Clinton.
He was preceeded in death by parents, spouse, sister (Lolita Johnson), nephew (Mark Johnson), and great grandson (Evan Hunter Ridao).
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am EDT on Saturday, June 9, at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg. Visitation will be held from 3:00 until 7:00 pm EDT on Friday, June 8, at the funeral home with a Masonic Service following at 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to: Walnut Hills Cemetery, 1108 N Vincennes Avenue, Petersburg, IN 47567.