James Robert Stewart

James Robert Stewart

March 17, 1938 - September 18, 2023

James Robert Stewart, 85, affectionately called “Jim Bob,” passed away Monday, September 18, 2023, in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Born March 17, 1938, in London, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Robert and Georgia Stewart.

When his health was better, Jim Bob enjoyed attending services at Poplar Grove Baptist Church.  He also served in the U.S. Army from February 15, 1962, to February 23, 1964.  He worked as a self-employed plumber and excavator for many years before retirement.

Jim Bob was a well-loved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother.  Following the UK sports program was very enjoyable to him.  He married Wanda A. Stewart in 1961, and even though they divorced in 1978, they remained life-long friends.

In addition to his father and mother, Jim Bob was preceded in death by all nine of his brothers: Raleigh, Leland, Denver, Paul, Homer, Luther, Johnny, Harvey, and Tommy Joe; and by Wanda A. Stewart on January 28, 2022.

Jim Bob leaves behind his daughter, Lisa (Dave) Palmer; son, Garvin (Gayle) Stewart: two grandchildren:  Luke (Jessica) Stewart and Bobbie (Mayantha) Perera; several great-grandchildren; and his sister, Zella (Claude) Harmon.

He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 23, 2023, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Ivan Siler officiating.  Burial will follow in McHargue Cemetery Lily, Kentucky.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Saturday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street Corbin, KY 40701.

Messages of condolence may be left at www.hartfhcorbin.com.


1 Comment
  • Nell Jonican
    Posted at 11:33h, 22 September Reply

    Garvin and Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember watching a few UK games with your dad and mom when he would have an appointment at the VA Hospital early in the morning and will come up and stay the night. He was an avid UK fan and I enjoyed watching the games with them my condolences to all of the family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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