Orville W. Stewart, 98, died Thursday, February 7, 2013.
He was born in Mt. Sterling, KY, to the late May Arnold Stewart Carpenter and David M. Stewart on April 22, 1914. Mr. Stewart was Professor Emeritus for the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as a research engineer for the Wenner-Gren Aeronautical Research Laboratory, power companies, Cummins Engine, U.S. Patent Office and U.S. Senate.
Mr. Stewart was a WWII Veteran having served as a Navy Lt. in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He was a member of the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church and a member and chair of The American Coal Association, the KSPE and NAPE. Mr. Stewart was a faculty advisor for ASME where he was awarded Lifetime Fellow for Professional Excellence.
Mr. Stewart is survived by his two daughters, Sharon Rivers (Dan) Arnold of Frankfort, Sally Stewart (Richard) Musgrove of Florida, as well as his grandchildren; Daniel Stewart (Paula) Arnold, Stephen Stewart (Stephanie) Rice, Reagan (Ian) Mott-Smith, Whitney (Charlie) Usina; step-grandchildren, Mitchell Musgrove and Catherine Musgrove; and 15 great grandchildren.
Services will be 1PM on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Lester officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Serving as Casketbearers will be Daniel Arnold, Richard Musgrove, Stephen Rice, Bob Arnold, Gary Mitchell and Robert Hood. Visitation will be Monday, 11am until the time of service at the Church. Memorial Contributions may be made to Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of the Bluegrass. Condolences may be left at www.clarklegacycenter.com.