Captain Warren E. Stewart

June 12, 1944 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 77)


Captain Warren E Stewart left this world on June 26,2021 at approximately 830 p.m. while in the companionship of his cousins, Bob and Cindy Britton, Delores Perona and her daughter Robin Reich, while watching circle track racing on TV

Warren was a dual resident of Panama City Florida and Benton IL, where he had resided for the past 2 years.

Warren was a retired Air Force Captain. His first interest in the service came when he entered the ROTC at Southern Illinois University. After getting his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Economics, he then was accepted into the Air Force and was sent to Lackland Air Force base in Biloxi, MS; Kelley Air Force base in San Antonio, TX; Denver CO, where he was then sent to Iceland; Forbes Air Force base in Topeka, KS; North Bend Air Force base in North Bend, OR; Nellis Air Force base where he obtained his Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA) in Las Vegas, NV, and retiring from Tyndall Air Force base in Panama City, FL.

Warren was also a 32nd degree Mason along with being a Shriner.

After retirement Warren became a Real Estate agent in Panama City along with being a Bail Bondsman, that he thoroughly enjoyed, for over 20 years. Oh some of the stories…

Although never married, Warren has a legacy of long term family and friends. And some of them are listed below:

The Gene & Gladys Flatt family, the Clyde & Stella Stewart family, the Maxine & Wallace Miller family, the Maxine & Gene Vanwinkle family, the Lyle & Denzil Miller family, the John & Billie Burzynski family, the Casey & Wilma Sims family, the Jack & Hazel Stewart family, the Jim & Anne Stewart family, the Bill & Sally Britton family, and the Raymond & Frances Foster family.

Warren asked that these friends be mentioned, as if family.

Toni Alsup, Ron Harrelson, Scott Harrelson, Sue Tyler , Charlie Paul, Judy & Ernie Duckworth Gary Messersmith, Anna Marie & Ron Giacone, David Wright, Val Pritchett, Terry Thomas, Charles Barlow and their families.

2 other friends who Warren has known for years is Jack Knapp, (a well known author of science fiction with many published books) and it was Warren who edited these books for Jack prior to selling them on Amazon. And David Cameron, whom he met in Reno, and the two of them just “clicked”.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, Warren has asked that all donations be accepted at the funeral home to be sent to the Shriners Hospital in his name. This family would like to thank you for all being such a friend to him. And we ask for prayers, that Warren did believe in the Lord and is with Him now.

His parents, who has passed, were Pansy (Warren) and Silas (Gene) Stewart. His Grandparents are as follows: the late Ora and Silas Stewart and the late Frances and Robert Warren.

Services will be Tuesday June 29th at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton IL. The services will start at 11 am and prior to that, please come and share some stories with us starting at 9 am.

Everyone is invited to the Cozy Table after the funeral for lunch and a celebration of Warren’s life.

The Paul bearers are as follows: Bob Britton, Garrett Britton, Charlie Paul, Alan Stewart, Danny Drew and John Kramer.

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June 29, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
June 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


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