M. Keith Stewart, 67, of Fremont, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
A visitation will be held at Fremont United Methodist Church, Thursday, 5:00-8:00 PM. Service will be on Friday, 11:00 AM, at the church, followed by an inurnment in Elmwood Cemetery.
Keith was a loving husband, proud father, and light in the Fremont community. He ran Fremont Pharmacy, alongside his brother, Hank. Keith served in many leadership capacities over his life, including as Scoutmaster of Troop 12, member of Fremont Rotary Club and Fremont Jaycees, lay leader of Fremont UMC and community lay director for the Heart of Carolina Emmaus community, Board Member of BB&T, and a 30-year Board Member of Wayne Community College. He was also an award winner, bringing home the 1986 Men's Division II Water Skiing Championship for NC & VA and the title for the 1997 Womanless Beauty Pageant. Keith was known lovingly as Mr. Fremont, having organized the annual Fremont Daffodil Festival and the Christmas Parade for many years.
He is survived by his wife Lynda Davis Stewart; daughter, Paige Harper (Joey) of Wilson; sons, Les Stewart (Nicole) of Raleigh and Jay Stewart (Bethany) of Pikeville; grandchildren, Evan Stewart, Liza Stewart, Lilli Keith Harper, and Rosemary Harper; brothers, Hank Stewart (Shari) of Pikeville and Bill Stewart (Vicky) of Wilson, and their families.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Jessie Keith Stewart and a son, Will Stewart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fremont United Methodist Church, PO Box 147, Fremont, NC 27830; Fremont Rotary Club, PO Box 2084, Fremont, NC 27830, or Heart of Carolina Emmaus, c/o Judy Parker, 307 Balsam Place, Goldsboro, NC 27534.