July 12, 1934 – December 14, 2021
Edward Daniel Stewart, 87, of Natchitoches, Louisiana, veteran of the United States Army, passed away peacefully in his home on December 14th, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones.
Mr. Ed is survived by his wife of 51 years, Billie Freeman Stewart, his brother Lincoln Stewart (Kathy), sister Dorothy Whitfield, sons Eddie Stewart, Ernie Goleman, daughters Peggy Byrd Hattaway (Chuck), Brenda Coker (David), grandchildren Jessica Byrd, Aimee Byrd, Brandi Guillory Chasteen (David), Joshua Goleman, Amber Goleman Carruth (Gavin), Brittany Guillory Williams (Kennon), David Bentley Coker, Jr., Christian Kole Goleman, great-grandchildren Kaylie Caniglia, Brylee Guillory, Braelyn Chasteen, Ariana Caniglia, Noah Carruth, Kensleigh Goleman, Sawyer Carruth, Emmit Carruth, Jaxon Goleman. He is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Annie Mae Stewart, brothers James Stewart, A.J. Stewart, sisters Mary Francis Stewart, and Marie Stewart.
Ed started his career journey at the Paper Mill in Springhill, La and later gained employment at a local motorcycle shop. There, his love of power sports grew into a career he is best known for to this day. He moved to Monroe, La to work at Howard Griffin, later becoming the Vice President over Power Equipment and Motorcycle Sales. In 1977, Mr. Ed moved his family to Natchitoches to purchase the local Honda motorcycle dealership. Years later, he acquired the Yamaha dealership and joined the two franchises together developing Cane River Cycle, better known as Honda Village. During his time of ownership, he enjoyed sponsoring community organizations, and received numerous state and national awards for exemplary sales and service. These awards allowed Mr. Ed and Mrs. Billie to travel around the world together, and be honored with access to factory production of exclusive new line models. Edward is a retired Board Member of City Bank and Trust Co. and a member of First United Methodist Church. As a former member of Westside Baptist Church and building committee member, he and Mrs. Billie were a part of moving the church from Texas Street to its current location.
Ed was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. His favorite mode of transportation was by, you guessed it, his motorcycle, or his motor home.
Visitation and service for Mr. Ed will be held at First United Methodist Church Crossroads. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, December 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, December 17th at 11:00 a.m. The service will be officiated by Rev. Gary Willis with Eulogy given by Bro. Dwight St. Andre. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in his memory to First United Methodist Church, or a local charity of your choice.
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