Roy Stuart, 79, of Bridgeport, died Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Rapid City, SD. His funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport with Pastor Ray Cook and Pastor Jonathan Seng officiating. Interment will be held at Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery in Bridgeport. Visitation is scheduled from 11am until 7pm on Wednesday, December 5 at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Bridgeport. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Roy’s honor be made in care of the family to be designated at a later time. Online condolences may be left and memorial candles may be lit in Roy’s memory at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com. Jolliffe Funeral Home in Bridgeport is in charge of arrangements.
Roy was born on February 26, 1933 in Bridgeport to Arnold and Mable (Franklin) Stuart. He married Ardis Schuler on February 2, 1953 in Bridgeport where they lived and raised their family.
Roy worked as a farmer, truck driver and a mechanic for BNSF Railroad. He loved his family very much. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed working with cattle, going to the coffee shop, watching western movies and attended church on a weekly basis.
He is survived by his wife Ardis; children Joyce (Jim) Leytham, Russ (Kim) Stuart, Shorty (Deb) Stuart, Wink Stuart, Ray (Tina) Stuart, Harold (Kim) Stuart, Teresa (Jeff) Wallace, and Terri (Greg) Lainhart; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and sisters Claira (Terry) Muhr, Carol (Mark) Swires, and Irene Stuart.
His parents, son Richard Stuart, brother Bill Stuart and sister Ilene Stuart preceded him in death.
“We Love You, Daddy!”