Aug. 25, 1958-May 9, 2022

A celebration of life service for Michael “Pete” Alexander Stewart will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with Dr. Gevan Spinney officiating.  Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until service time.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Travis Stewart, Charley Waldrep, Donnie Stewart, Jerry Stewart, Ricky Harris, Sid McCullen, David Haley, Waylon White, Conner Stewart and Robby Dean. 
Honorary pallbearers include Danny Thomas, David Mooney and many of his coworkers.
Michael “Pete” Stewart, 63, of Natchitoches passed away peacefully May 9, 2022, surrounded by family at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Michael, known as “Pete”, was born Aug. 25, 1958, to Loyd and Dorothy Broom Stewart in Hodge. He attended and graduated from Goldonna High School in 1977. Pete started his career in oil and gas at Placid Oil Company as a switcher in the production field at the Black Lake facility and continued his career with Chesapeake Energy as a production superintendent.
He was a simple man who valued his faith, family and friends. He believed in working hard and giving to others. Pete was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish. He shared many memories turkey and deer hunting and looked forward to a trip to Kansas every fall to bow hunt with his good buddies.
Pete was married to the love of his life, Diane Williams Stewart, for 42 years. He had one son, Travis Stewart of Natchitoches; one daughter, Natalie Waldrep (husband Charley) of Benton; four grandsons, Conner Stewart, Carter Stewart, Cooper Stewart and Reece Waldrep; brothers, Jerry Stewart (wife Jackie) and Donnie Stewart (wife Pam); sister, Janis Harris (husband Ricky); and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Dorothy Stewart; and in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Williams.
The Stewarts would like to thank the Chesapeake work family for all their thoughts and prayers, as well as family, friends and neighbors for their love and support through this difficult journey.