Jack Vindex Stewart, 93, of Leesburg, died April 18 at his home.
Born Jan. 16, 1926, in Sylvania, GA, he was the son of the Lillian and Pauline Stewart. He was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Navy as a combat photographer aboard the CV-9 USS Essex Carrier in the Pacific Theater. Upon leaving the Navy in 1946, he spent five years as the manager of the Frankie Carl Band, touring almost every state and meeting many celebrities of that time, including Mickey Rooney and Doris Day.
He came home to settle in Washington, DC, and then in Fairfax, where he met his wife of 37 years, Gwyneth Rachel (Rae) Stewart who died in 2000.
He is survived by his daughter Gwyneth P. Fletcher, five grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. They are Ralph G. Fletcher of Leesburg, Heather Campbell and her children Ashleigh and Ella Wager of Arlington, Erin Hornbeck and her husband Brian Hornbeck and their children Ben, Will and Bronwyn of Ashburn, Holly Jackson and her husband Mike Jackson and their children Katie and Andrew of Tampa, FL, and Ryan Campbell and his wife Lucy Campbell and their children James, Lydia, Jack and George of Leesburg.
Graveside services will be held privately by the family in Leesburg Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, The Purple Heart Foundation or Capital Caring Hospice. [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]