Ivey W. Stewart ’43

Ivey W. Stewart ’43 of Oakboro, N.C., died December 20, 2005. He was president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Davidson and a commissioned officer who served with the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II. Raised in the First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, he served as a deacon and an elder, and later as a deacon and elder in the Indian Hill Presbyterian Church of Stanfield. After World War II he returned to Charlotte, entered the employ of his uncle Thomas Rankin Stewart at Stewart Supply Company, an automotive aftermarket business he later bought and operated until his retirement in 1986. After his move from Charlotte to Oakboro, he served as a director of the Locust, N.C., branch of First Bank. He raised cows and enjoyed his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Harriet Thigpen Stewart, 1606-A Oak Grove Rd, Oakboro, N.C. 28129; daughter, Dorothy S. Link; son Ivey W. Stewart III; sister and family of Winston-Salem, Rachel Stewart Smith; and four grandchildren.