Acie StewartI am a Veteran.

of Batesville, AR

December 3, 1949 - September 8, 2022

Retired Army First Sergeant Acie Stewart, 72, of Batesville passed away Thursday, September 8, 2022.

He was born on December 3, 1949 in Batesville, Arkansas to Elbert Acie Stewart and Pauline (Todd) Stewart.

Acie served in the United States Army from 1968 until his retirement in 1991.

Acie and his late wife, Carolyn, loved animals and were passionate about helping them, contributing to the Humane Society of Independence County and fostering eight dogs. After Carolyn's death, Acie fostered several dogs for Wiley's Road Home Animal Rescue. One of his great joys was driving Wiley's dogs to Hazen to catch the HEARTS shuttle to take them to Save One Soul Animal Rescue in Rhode Island, where they would find their forever homes.

Acie began playing cribbage while in the Army and recalled playing it constantly, wherever he was stationed. His love of the game continued throughout his life and he got much joy out of teaching and mentoring new players. A favorite pastime became playing cribbage on the back porch with his late wife, Carolyn and friends.

He also painted with acrylics, focusing mostly on shapes, patterns and colors. Acie said that it gave him something to occupy his time, but he clearly enjoyed the creativity.

Survived by his son, Cordell Acie Stewart (Kari) of Chapman, Kansas; grandson, Skylar Myers of Denver, Colorado; sister, Betty Louise Jones of Batesville, Arkansas; sister, Ann Nicholson (David) of New Castle, Colorado; brother, Jimmy Stewart of Pensacola, Florida; sister, Libby Dreir (Gene) of Bella Vista, Arkansas and his rescue dog, Susie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 48 years, Carolyn Stewart.

Graveside services will begin at 10:00 am Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Melbourne Cemetery.

He will be severely and greatly missed, but will not be forgotten by all that knew and loved him. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the family and friends for their support during this difficult time. We would especially like to thank Bob, Helen, Paula and Lynn.

Join us for a reception at 255 Lumpkin Drive #18 at 1:30 pm Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Memorials may be made to Wiley's Road Home Animal Rescue, 7020 White Drive, Charlotte, AR 72522 or the Humane Society of Independence County, 5 Environmental Drive, Batesville, AR 72501.

Service Information
Memorial Graveside Service
Melbourne Cemetery
off Lunen Street
Melbourne,  AR 72556
9/24/2022 at 10:00 am

Melbourne Cemetery
off Lunen Street
Melbourne, AR 72556

Memorial Contributions
Wiley’s Road Home Animal Rescue
7020 White Drive
Charlotte, AR 72522
Humane Society of Independence County
5 Environmental Drive
Batesville, AR 72501

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
510 College Avenue
Batesville, AR  72501