April 19, 1935 – July 21, 2021

Funeral services for Obie Travis Stewart, 86, of Colmesneil, Texas, will be Friday, July 23 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, with Bro. Steve Speer and Rev. Raymon Alford officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin Friday, July 23, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Obie Travis Stewart was born Friday, April 19, 1935, in Many.  He passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Sabine Medical Center in Many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rollie David Stewart and Eva Bell (Slater) Stewart; twin daughters, Jean and Joyce Stewart; eight brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his children: Cheryl Nixon and husband Eric, Cindy Wallis and husband Alan, Carla Messer and husband Scott, Michael Stewart and wife Lucy, Donna Stewart, Buddy Stewart and wife Marietta, Greg Stewart and wife Kelly, Dennis Stewart and wife Amy and Angie Parker and Alan Manasco; 20 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers are Lucas Stewart, Jack Parker, Ryan Alford, John Alford, Willie Stewart and Bo Stewart.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Alford, Travis Alford, Billy Alford, Raymon Alford, Robert Alford and Phillip Alford.

Mr. Stewart was best known for his love of bluegrass music and his incredible talent of playing the flat top guitar, his high lonesome tenor voice and ability to tell a beautiful story in singing ballads. In his music career, he played with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, The Country Cut-Ups and The Southern Bluegrass Boys. The highlight of his musical career was with his own children with a group called The New Crop of Grass.

Mr. Stewart was also a legend in the field of cabinet building and was a master craftsman in his wood working skills.

He leaves behind his legacy in both fields to his children and will be remembered for his story-telling and the ability to make everyone around him laugh.

The family cannot express enough their appreciation for Dr. Mark Holder and the entire nursing staff at Sabine Medical Center. They were so kind and compassionate, willing to answer questions and had an against-all-odds commitment to trying to make him well. We are so grateful. Also, a special thanks to Liz Alford, our Mom, for her countless trips to the hospital, dinners, breakfasts and all of her loving support during this time.

In addition, we want to thank Amy and the staff at Warren Meadows Funeral Home and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and all of the friends and families that have come by, visited and showed their support to us during this difficult time.

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