Orville W. Stewart, 98, of Frankfort, died Thursday, February 7, 2013.
He was born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky 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 also 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, and Sally Stewart (Richard) Musgrove, of Florida; his grandchildren, Daniel Stewart (Paula) Arnold, Stephen Stewart (Stephanie) Rice, Reagan (Ian) Mott-Smith and Whitney (Charlie) Usina; step-grandchildren, Mitchell Musgrove and Catherine Musgrove; and 15 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2013 at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Todd Lester officiating. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Serving as casketbearers will be Daniel Arnold, Richard Musgrove, Stephen Rice, Bob Arnold, Gary Mitchell and Robert Hood.
In honor of Mr. Stewart’s life and legacy, memorial contributions may be made to Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund and/or Hospice of the Bluegrass. Visit www.clarklegacycenter.com for more.