Wynon Clyde Stewart

Published 2:23 pm Monday, December 18, 2017

Wynon Clyde Stewart, age 96, of Picayune, Mississippi, died Friday afternoon, December 15, 2017 at his home surrounded, by his family. Wynon was born January 6, 1921, in Fords Creek, Mississippi, the youngest of 6 children. After graduating from Stewart School he attended Mississippi State College, now Mississippi State University, where he graduated in 1944 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering.

Wynon served in the US Army in WWII as a T-5 Specialist Signaller. He was assigned to Company ‘M’ 346th Infantry in 1944 after graduating Mississippi State College. On October 1, 2013, at the age of 92, he participated in the 6th and final Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight for WWII Veterans to the WWII Memorial in Washington DC.

After the War in 1946 he attended Texas A&M on the GI Bill, where he received his Veterinary of Medicine degree in 1949 and began practicing Veterinary Medicine in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1953 he moved to Picayune, Mississippi where he brought Veterinary services to the surrounding areas, until he retired in 2012 after 59 years of practice. He was known by many locals as the flying Veterinarian, using cow pastures, road lanes, and highways for landing strips. Later he attended Delgado College flight school and received a commercial license, making flying coast to coast without a radio much easier.

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He married Dorothy Dell Clark in 1956; they were married for 49 years until her death in 2005.

He was a Free Mason and an active member of the local Rotary Club. He enjoyed raising cattle and goats and showing them off to family and friends. He is also an accomplished author of five books.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Quinn Stewart, whom he married in 2011, and his three children: Scott Stewart, Clark Stewart, Tana O’Shaughnessy, six grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Memorial services for Wynon Stewart will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Central Baptist Church in McNeill, Mississippi with pastors Billy Gallaway and Clark Stewart officiating, with a Celebration of Life at his home in Ozona afterwards. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Pilots For Christ, P.O. Box 707, Monroeville, Alabama or at the link, http://PilotsForChrist.net