Cecil James Stewart, 70, of Wimberley, TX passed away peacefully on September 27, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Cecil was born in Austin, TX on July 10, 1945. A graduate of Lanier High School in Austin, he spent much of his early career working as a printer for the State of Texas and the University of Texas System. Later he owned and operated small businesses providing printer and copy services.
Cecil was an avid Elvis enthusiast and enjoyed reminiscing about concerts and shows that he attended as well as listening to his collection of Elvis records. Cecil was also an avid sports fan and supported all Texas sports teams but his favorites were the New York Yankees and Texas Longhorns. His love for baseball expanded into being a baseball card collector where he spent countless hours cataloging his collection.
Cecil was a quiet and gentle man who reveled in being a grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren and supported their many events and interests. Always proud and eager to brag on them, his grandchildren provided him much joy.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, W.D. and Ruby Stewart.
He is survived by his brothers, Raymond and wife, Bernice; Wilton and wife, Nancy and their loving families; his loving wife, Karen Stewart, who selflessly cared for him during the last few months of his life; his son, Rolla Wattinger and wife, Kris; daughter, Heather Brandalick and husband, Jeff McCrary; and son, C.J. Stewart. He is also survived by his grandchildren, McCrae Wattinger, Harleigh Wattinger, Christopher Wattinger, Devan Brandalick, Coda McCrary and Sawyer McCrary all of which shall serve as honorary pallbearers.
Pallbearers are Dean Brandalick, Darin Biggs, Joe Perkins, DeWayne Stewart, David Stewart and Kevin Heckel.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Wimberley Christian Church, 13706 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley, TX 78676, Phone: (512) 847-3853 at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015 with Rev. Jeff Peterson, officiating. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wimberley EMS, American Cancer Society, or a Hospice organization of your choice.