Bro. James's Story
Services for Bro. James Elmer Stuart, 84, of Ada are 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Union Hill Baptist Church, northwest of Ada. His brother, Rev. Sunny Stuart will officiate. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery near Tecumseh. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home in Ada.
Bro. Stuart passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his home. He was born August 18, 1933 at Choctaw to Elmer Ellis and Mary Doxie Lee Stuart. He attended Little Axe High School and Hillsdale Bible College.
He married Carol Marie Morabito October 10, 1986 in Arlington, TX. Bro. Stuart worked as the Construction Maintenance Manager at OU Health Science Center in Oklahoma City for 25 years and had also pastored at Union Hill Baptist Church for 15 years. He had previously pastored Snow Hill Baptist Church in Tuttle and Archard Rd. Baptist Church in Madill. Bro. Stuart had served in the U. S. National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; his children, David Stuart and wife LuAnn of Noble, Terri Lin Stuart and husband, Ronnie McMullen of Norman, and Kyle Stuart and wife Holly of Ada; a step-son, Bill Nolan of Phoenix, AZ; step-daughter, Irene Nolan of Sulphur; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his 1st wife, Paula Murray Stuart; his 2nd wife, Donna Stuart; two sons, Jimmy Stuart and Gary Stuart; a grandson, Jason Stuart; two granddaughters, Christina Stuart and Chrysta Smith; a sister, JoAnn Talley; and four brothers, David Stuart, Herman Foree, Vernon Foree and Wesley Stuart.
Bearers will be Michael Stuart, Ian Smith, Albert Smith, Eric Stuart, Kellen Stuart and Isaac Stuart. Honorary bearer will be Michael Cosmah.
Published on September 27, 2017