Jeffrey Alan Stewart, 54, of Auburn, Alabama, passed away at East Alabama Medical Center on March 25, 2023 after complications associated with pneumonia.
Jeff was born on August 22, 1968, to Jackie Stewart and Carol Cole in Boaz, Alabama. After Jeff graduated from Boaz High School in 1986, he went on to study business at the University of North Alabama, graduating in 1990.
Graduating with a degree in business, he enjoyed a long career in finance and sales, with his last place of employment being Sales Manager at Lynch Nissan in Auburn.
Jeff was happily married to Traci Anderson Stewart for 24 years and was blessed with two children, Brockl 22l and Josie, 18, whom he loved and adored. Jeff and Traci have been residents of Auburn for over 25 years and members of First Presbyterian Church in Auburn.
Anyone who knew Jeff knew he loved his family, had a tremendous work ethic and loved all sports! In his younger years, he was nicknamed “Tug” after Tug McGraw due to his talent and love of baseball. He lived life to the fullest, enjoying time with Traci, Brock, Josie, extended family and friends.
Jeff is survived by his mother, Carol Cole; his father, Jackie Stewart and step mother, Linda Stewart.
He was predeceased by his stepfather, Dwight Cole; maternal grandparents, James Edward and Myra Lou Berry; and paternal grandparents, Haden and Earline Stewart; as well as Will Gunn, his step-brother.
Jeff leaves behind devoted siblings and their spouses, Scott Stewart, Ashley Teal, John Cole and wife Leann and Lori Dixon and her partner, Matt Brown. He also was loved by his nieces and nephews, Abby and Haden Stewart, Weston and Tyson Teal and Ty Cole, Cole Dixon and Laura Ashley Wood. He was also blessed with three step-sisters, Shannon, Tonya and Candy.
He was close to many cousins and extended family.
The family would like to recognize Jeff’s work family at Lynch Nissan and the doctors and staff at EAMC for their care and support of Jeff and his family.
Visitation services will be held at Jeffcoat Trant Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 29, from 3:00-4:00 with the funeral held in the chapel at 4:00. Graveside services at Town Creek Cemetery will follow.
The family suggests that donations be made to the Lee County Humane Society, an organization Jeff felt strongly about.