Acie Stewart

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Service Schedule
Memorial Graveside Service
Melbourne Cemetery
off Lunen Street
Melbourne, AR  72556
Saturday, September 24, 2022
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
I served in the Army.
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.

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9 Condolence(s)
Warren Smith
Melbourne, AR
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Bob & Helen
Southside, AR
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Your final rest is well deserved, Acie. Clear skies and fair winds for your journey home.

Paula Roddy
Mtn Home, AR
Friday, September 16, 2022

Sorry for your loss
Sincere sympathy
Paula Roddy
Sue Campbell

Jo Grills Shrable
Melbourne, AR
Thursday, September 15, 2022

So sorry for your loss.We were in the same class in school.

Bill Ray
Evening Shade, AR
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Eddie & Karen Lumpkin
Rosie, AR
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

We are so very sorry for the loss of Acie!
We have several years of good memories with him your mother.

Linda Elliott Taylor
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

Shelia Elliott Phipps
Jonesboro, AR
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

So very sorry for your loss, I know Acie will be missed by so many. Acie was in my brother, Richard’s class in school. I have such good memories of Acie and his fun and daring personality. Thinking of him makes me smile. Love and prayers ti the family Shelia Elliott Phipps

Boyce and Linda Sheffield
Melbourne, AR
Monday, September 12, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed being around Acie at Melbourne Methodist when we were growing up as well as in school. Prayers for strength in the days to come.