Hugh Chandler Stewart

September 28, 1945December 1, 2022
Hugh Chandler Stewart 77, of Land O Lakes, Fla died on Dec 1,2022 at James A Haley VA Hospital after a long illness. Hugh was born on Sept 28, 1945 at Ft Monroe, Va to Ona Lee (Ogden) of Ovid NY & Hugh L Stewart of Floral Park, NY. He spent his childhood years in various parts of Northeast. He attended high school in Houston, Texas & attended college at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas for 4 years. He then joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and served in Vietnam. Hugh received numerous military awards including the National Defense service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Marksman Rifle M-14 & SS M-16. After discharge, Hugh settled in Tampa and worked for Devoe & Porter Paints until retirement. In 1996 he accomplished his long time dream of opening New Beginnings Bookstore in Tampa. He was watching football including the Bucs until the very end. Hugh was preceded in death by his mother Lee Stewart& father Hugh L. Stewart and is survived by his wife Mary J (Jody) Stewart; son, Jeb Stewart; son Josh Stewart and partner Ally Atchison; first wife & friend Rachel Cornish. Military memorial service will be held at Bushnell National Cemetery on December 27 at 10 AM for family and friends

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