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  James Richard (Butch) Stewart, age 75, of LaBelle, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, at his home in LaBelle. 

Born August 5, 1944, in California, Butch was the son of James Richard Stewart, Sr. and Clista Mabel (Gill) Stewart.  He was united in marriage to Gloria Jean (Jeanie) Levengood, on September 23, 1966 at Lewistown, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife Jeanie Stewart of LaBelle, MO, two sons, James (Jim) and Chelle Stewart of Knoxville, TN and Eric and Janette Stewart of LaBelle, MO, one brother Dale and Frankie Stewart of Washburn, MO, three sisters Zelma Moore of Springfield, MO, Lola Yates of Lancaster, PA and Rita and Fred McCoy of Highlandville, MO, five grandchildren Ethan and Marykate Stewart, Joselyn Stewart, Courtney and Wes Friday, Jesse and Bree Stewart, and Daelyn Stewart, six great grandchildren, Cameron, Grayson, Angel, Wesley, Miriam and Lucas, and several nieces and nephews.

Butch received his education in Spokane, MO where he graduated from High School.  Butch was employed as a laborer and handyman. He was employed as a maintenance man at LaBelle Senior Housing for over twenty years and was a handyman for anyone that needed something done.  He was always willing to lend a hand.  He farmed for several area farmers.  But his joy was spending time with his grandkids and was always wishing he had more time to spend with them.

Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019, in the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, MO.  Reverend Elmer Hagood will officiate the services.  Burial will be at a later date.

Music will be Go Rest High On That Mountain.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 21, from 1 p.m. till time of services at 3 p.m. in the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle.

Memorials are suggested to the LaBelle Senior Center.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO, 63447.