He was born to Virgil and Ioma Barber Steward on Jan. 27, 1940.
He was a member of the United States Army, serving as a military policeman. He spent most of his lifetime career as a correctional officer for the state of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Bonnie Welch; and an infant son, Marty.
He is survived by a sister, Dianne (Rick) Ehrler; three children, Randy Steward, Tami Jaeger, and Toni Steward, and their spouses; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Per his request he was cremated. There will be no visitation or funeral, as he requested. Private family graveside services will be held later at the family plot in Elmwood Cemetery in DeWitt.