James B. “JB” Stewart
The family of James Benjamin “JB” Stewart lost a devoted husband, loving father, caring grandfather, wonderful brother, uncle, brother-in-law, father-in-law, and friend when God called JB home to Heaven unexpectedly on Monday, May 3, 2021, at the age of 59.
JB was born on October 21, 1961, to Grace Metcalfe in Greenville, Mississippi. JB was the 5th child of 7 and spent the majority of his young life in Florida. JB graduated from Mainland Senior High School and then furthered his education at Daytona State College. JB’s working career started with the Ormond Beach Police Department where he served for 10 years. He later transitioned to restaurant/bar management for the bulk of his career. While in Ormond Beach, JB was blessed with two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Monica.
JB was very active growing up and played in various sports such as football, baseball, golf, and bowling. He also thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors whether it was surfing, boating, fishing, or hunting.
JB married his love, Julie Drew, on September 19, 1992, and together they just celebrated 29 years of marriage. They resided in Green Bay where they raised their beloved son Alex. JB was a devoted father and a very loving husband. JB’s true passions were family, friends, hunting, fishing, and coaching baseball for over 10 years. He loved being outdoors, sitting by a campfire, and never missed the opportunity to tell a dirty joke. His happy place was his cabin in Long Lake, Wisconsin.
JB was a hard worker and always there to lend a helping hand putting others before himself. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone.
JB is survived by his Wife, Julie, and their son Alex (Megan) Stewart; JB’s children, Ashley (Chad) Bradley, Monica Stewart (fiancé Brett Colley); grandchildren: Madison and Burl Gehris, Branden Bradley, Gabryelle and Ashlyn Wadding, and Peyton and Jeb Colley; siblings: George (Tammy) Stewart, Sheila Gant, and Rebekah (Walter) Carr. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mom, Grace Metcalfe; stepfather, Edmund Metcalfe; mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Jane Drew; siblings, Edmund Metcalfe, WO Slayton, and Sharon Hunter.
Family and friends may call at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 120 Saint Matthew Street, on Saturday, May 22nd, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, other expressions of sympathy would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be given at www.prokwall.com.