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Obituary for Frank I. Stewart, III

Frank I. Stewart, III age 84 of Smyrna, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, September 9th at First Baptist Church of Smyrna with Dr. Jeff Pennington and Rev. Phil Miller officiating. Interment will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Atlanta. Born in 1932 in Atlanta, GA the family home property was disposed in 1942 by the Govt. to build the Bell Bomber plant. He graduated from Fitzhugh Lee in 1950 and attended North GA College for 2 years on a scholarship he won in a model plane competition at Lakewood Amusement Park sponsored by then Plymouth Motor Corp, going on to the international meet in Detroit, MI in 1949 and winning first place in a free flight event. Flying model planes, building them and spending many hours with his father Frank Stewart Jr. in flying clubs and aeronautics. He was active in the Naval Reserves and on active duty during part of the Korean conflict at NAS Atlanta. He was employed by Southern Bell Telephone Co. for 31 years in many departments, but most of the time in residential installation and business systems for over 10 years. In 1967 while at a Smyrna work group, he started a part time background music company in the Smyrna area which grew to a point that Muzak purchased the customer base. He retired in 1982 from Southern Bell and in 1984 went to work with a small local business system for 2 years. He sold it to an out of town telephone company but continued to work for them for 2 years. He then got with a small group of retired telephone guys who kept up the Cobb County Govt. telephones for 5 years while continuing building, flying, and enjoying aviation and model planes. Frank married Shirley Miles in 1953 and was married to her for 64 years until his death. He became a member of First Baptist Church of Smyrna after 45 years at Locust Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his son Winn Stewart in 1989. Surviving are: Wife: Shirley Stewart of Smyrna; 3 children, Cynthia McIntosh (Freddy), LaVonne Stewart Long (Luke), & Kraigh Stewart (Anna); 6 Grandchildren-Kelley (Kevin), Casey (Rebekah), Christy (Bill), Brian, Jennifer, & Kimberly Long; 3 Great Grandchildren-Lucy, Gray & Maddie; and sister, Marcia Rabb (Bobby). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Association, 854 Village Greene, NW, Marietta, GA 30064. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 PM Friday, September 8th at Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna (770)435-4467 www.carmichaelcares.com.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Sep

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Service

Saturday

9

Sep

11:00 AM
Smyrna First Baptist Church

1275 Church Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Graveside

Saturday

9

Sep

12:00 PM
Crest Lawn Memorial Park

2000 Marietta Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30318

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Location

Crest Lawn Memorial Park

2000 Marietta Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30318

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