Bobby Joe Steward, age 73 of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away Friday morning August 10, 2012, at Mount Vernon. He was born May 22, 1939, in Mount Vernon, the son of Marshall M. and Mary (Payne) Steward, Sr. He was married to Bonnie (McCarty) Adams.
Bobby Joe had worked at B&W in Mount Vernon for five years and then worked as a police officer for 23 years for the City of Mount Vernon. He was a certified Para-Legal. Bobby was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and a member of the American Legion Post in Evansville. He helped many Tri-state veterans earn their military benefits. He attended Agape Family Ministries in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are, his wife, Bonnie; three sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby L. and Kathy Steward of Toledo, Ohio, Kunta Steward of Mount Vernon, and Marshall M. Steward III of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three daughters, Tonya Steward of Toledo, Ohio, Andrea Fields and Kathy Winkleman of Florida; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Marshall M. Steward, Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind., and three sisters, Charlotte Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., Geraldine Givens and Lois Henderson both of Mount Vernon. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Caprice Steward; five brothers, Oscar, Charles, William, Shirley and Jimmy Steward; and one sister, Clarava Steward.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday August 15, 2012 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 until service time. Graveside military rites conducted by Owen Dunn Post #5. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com