Stewart Powell Womble, 91, of Cheriton passed away on January 1, 2019 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Virginia.
Stewart was born in Bayview, Virginia to Samuel D. and Mary P. Womble on January 20, 1927. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Maryon Timm Womble. Stewart worked in the insurance business for over forty years. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Stewart was a dedicated member and deacon of Cheriton Baptist Church. He was known as a compassionate man who spent his entire life caring for multiple family members. His compassion for his fellowman extended into the community where he served as mayor of Cheriton, member of Cheriton Town Council and the Suntrust Bank Board as well as a member of the Lion's Club and Masons. When not busy serving others, Stewart could be found enjoying a round of golf with lifelong buddies.
Stewart is also survived by daughters Sallie W. James (Frank) and Debbie Vanlandingham (Tommy), grandchildren Stewart Coleman, James (Katie) and Sarah J. Argüello (Norman), great-grandchildren Emerson Grace James and Delaney Claire James, Xavier Allan Argüello and Maryon Josephine Argüello.
Stewart is preceded in death by his step-brothers John Reid Womble and Samuel Womble, step-sisters Veda Womble, Ruth Womble and Louise Womble
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at Cheriton Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Peterson officiating. A private interment will follow at Cape Charles Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Cheriton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 227, Cheriton, VA. 23316 or Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 615, Onley, VA. 23418.
The family of Stewart Womble wishes to extend our sincere thanks to his many dedicated caregivers and to the nurses and aides of Riverside Shore Hospice.
Online condolences may sent to the family at foxandjamesfh.com Arrangements by Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville.
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