STEWARD, WILLIAM NELSON. He was known as Bill, Steward, William, Uncle Bill, and granddaddy but to his daughters he was Daddy. He love to fish, to tinker around the house and to mow the lawn. Daddy worked for Precision Machine Company as a union machinist for many years. He would celebrate the end of his work week with a good steak and a drink. After retirement, he worked briefly for the Virginia Museum of Arts. His favorite saying was “It’s going to be a whole lot of changes come Monday.” Sadly, Daddy entered into his eternal slumber on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Parham Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a long and arduous battle with kidney disease.
William was born May 10, 1929 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia to Richard and Delia M. Seward. He is preceded in death by his parents, his son, William Nelson Steward, Jr. and his wife Evelyn Louise Steward. He leaves behind to cherish his memory; daughters, June Marie Steward, Patricia Lee Steward-Rogers and Iris Steward Pannell, a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews, one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law.
Daddy, I miss your laugh, your sense of humor, your questions about the weather, and you telling me “Love you baby.” You’re my heart and I will miss you immensely. Love you with all my heart, your loving daughter Pat. See you in Heaven.
A memorial gathering will take place at a later date in South Hill, Virginia.