George Thomas Stewart 1938 – 2023


George “Tom” Stewart, 84, passed away at his home on February 23, 2023.

Tom was born on November 23, 1938 to the late Clyde and Somora (Webb) Stewart in Gleason, Tennessee. He moved to Michigan in the early 1960, where he married Rose Marie Ruthsatz and the union was blessed with a son. Even though the marriage ended, they remained friends throughout the years.

Tom worked many years for businesses such as French Paper Company and National Standard.

His retirement years included a stint in Florida but he returned to Michigan to remain close to friends and family.

A lifelong car enthusiast, Tom was a fixture at car shows and enjoyed many road trips to shows and museums across the country. He owned and built a number of classics, customs, and ‘cool’ cars and enjoyed gathering with friends for a ‘cruise’ or coffee and shop talk.

He enjoyed family get-togethers for fellowship and conversation. Always a fan of home cooking, he preferred an unhurried meal at a good diner or a family potluck.

Tom is survived by son Dave and sisters Sue Fuller and Linda Lennox.

A visitation will be held on March 30 at Brown Funeral Home in Niles, Michigan from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tom will be laid to rest with his parents and brothers following a funeral at Beech Springs Baptist Church in Gleason, Tennessee, 11:00 a.m. on April 3.

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