USAO News Bureau

STEWART, Brian

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Funeral Services for Brian Stewart, 29 of Tuttle, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. April 19, 2005, in the Tuttle High School Gymnasium.

Brian Stewart was born on July 3, 1975 to Jim and Jan Stewart of Tuttle, Oklahoma. Brian went to be with the Lord on April 16, 2005 after a 15-year battle with brain cancer. He was the world’s first pediatric gene pool therapy patient at St. Jude’s hospital in Memphis. After graduating from Tuttle High School, Brian attended Southwestern and USAO.

He created a treasure of memories that will live in our hearts forever. Brian had a great love for his family, church and community. He had a special talent for motivating young people as a volunteer coach for football, baseball, basketball and softball. An avid golfer, he will be sorely missed by his golfing buddies. How he loved the golf trips and OU football games. The Sooners. Jason White and Tuttle Tigers have lost their biggest fan.

His family and friends are thankful for being blessed with Brian’s wonderful smile, his great devotion and most of all, just being a beautiful son, grandson, brother and friend. Now Brian is Home, perfect, enjoying the golf game of his dreams and in the best seat in the house at every OU game.

As we go through life, we learn so much from others. People like Brian touch so many lives inspiring us to embrace the gift of life and enjoy living. For the lasting impression, the bright eyes and blessed smile. Brian will always be loved.

Brian is survived by his parents, Jim and Jan Stewart and sister Brandi Stewart, Tuttle. Grandparents: Jack & Elwanda Walker, Tuttle; and Joe & Jackie Stewart, Marlow. Aunts & Uncles: Jackie Walker, Greg and Rhonda Walker, Tuttle; Ron Walker, OKC; Mick & Penny Stewart, John & Debbie Brockman, Duncan and many cousins and countless friends.

Donation’s may be made to the Brian Stewart Baseball Field, in c/o Tuttle Public Schools, P.O. Box 780, Tuttle Oklahoma, 73089 or to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.

Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home of Chickasha.