Thomas Bedford Steward, 79, of Sparta, passed away May 25, 2021, in Sparta.
Mr. Steward was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Gainesboro, to George and Hattie Mae Steward.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tonia Holman; brothers, James Steward, Kenneth Steward, Clyde Steward; and sisters, Glendola Nivens, Juanita Garrett, Frances Davis, and Ruby Warden.
Survivors include his daughter, Ramona E. Hunter (James), of Sparta; son, Dewayne Steward (Janet), of Madison, North Carolina; grandchildren, Krista, Tiara, Trent, Austin, Nick; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte Steward, of Sparta, Ann Cory, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; brother, Charles Steward (Zelma); brother-in-law, Ronald Garrett; sister-in-law, Edith Steward; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., May 28, 2021, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. Bro. Nick Holman officiated.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.