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Robert Samuel "Sammy" Stewart, III

November 22, 1949 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Robert Samuel "Sammy" Stewart, III Obituary

Mr. Robert Samuel “Sammy” Stewart, III, 74, of Swainsboro passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Stewart was born November 22, 1949, to the late Robert Samuel Stewart, Jr., and Frances Rae Roberts Stewart. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Mack Stewart.

Robert Samuel Stewart III, known by most as Sammy, graduated from high school in 1967 where he was a member of the band of gold and enjoyed playing the trumpet.  After high school he married the love of his life, Janice Hopkins, with whom he enjoyed almost 54 years of marriage. They were blessed with 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  He served in the national guard for 6 years and worked his entire career in the retail jewelry business.  He was well known in the community as a jeweler and co-owner of Stewart’s Jewelers.  He began his career as a watchmaker and later took over the jewelry repair end of the business.  He retired in 2021.  Sammy had a soft heart and loved working with his hands and helping others.  Basically, if it was broken, he could fix it.  He was always tinkering with something mechanical or automotive and was always willing to help others with their repair needs as well. He inherited a lot of these skills from his daddy and passed them on to his son.  His hobbies included building and racing motorcycles, go-carts, remote control cars and trucks, and building and flying remote controlled airplanes and helicopters. Most evenings you would find him in his workshop until the wee hours of the morning, often with friends helping them with their repair needs. He was a member and deacon of Oak Chapel Baptist Church and member of the Gideons International.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and passing on some of his interests to them.

Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janice H. Stewart of Swainsboro; son, Bert Stewart (Hannah) of Swainsboro; daughters, Fran Conlan (Allan) of Roswell, Erin Way (Jeremy) of Swainsboro; sister, Sallie McNeely (Craig) of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Brett Way, Marshall Way, Liam Conlan, Kiera Conlan, and Easton Stewart, several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, February 25, 2024, in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverends Tommy Henry and Matthew McNeely officiating and Reverend Cail Pressey will perform the Committal.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M., Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Chapman Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Reverend Matthew McNeely, Jason McNeely, Corey McNeely, Hudson Johnson, Wesley Way, and Dustin Way.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Gideon International, PO Box 365, Swainsboro, GA, 30401.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chapmanfhofswainsboro.com.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Robert Samuel “Sammy” Stewart, III, 74, of Swainsboro.

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Visitation
Sunday
February 25, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Funeral Service
Sunday
February 25, 2024

3:00 PM
Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home
427 N. Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Interment following funeral service
Sunday
February 25, 2024

Forest Lawn Cemetery
hwy 1 north
swainsboro, GA 30401

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