Thomas Wayne Stewart age 66, of Magnolia TX, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at CHS St. Luke’s The Woodlands.

He was born on April 18, 1953 in Marianna, FL to the late Edward Otis & Thelma Atwood Clark Stewart. Thomas was a graduate of Marianna High School and then attended Chipola College.

He married Diane Louise Basnett on November 26, 1976, in Marianna FL. Thomas has lived various places that have included Marianna FL, Lynn Haven FL, Tallahassee FL, Gainesville FL, Granbury TX, Joshua TX, Baton Rouge LA, Magnolia TX and, most recently, Conroe Health Care Center in Conroe TX.

He was a beloved husband & companion, father and grandfather.

Thomas kept his wonderful sense of humor to the very end.

“We will keep your light alive in us.”

Survivors include his wife Diane Basnett Stewart of Magnolia, Texas;

one daughter, Megan Stewart Talley, Waco TX; one grandson, Sam Walden Stewart Talley, Waco TX; brother, Richard Stewart, Panama City FL; sister, Edwina Stewart

White Bukszar, Madison AL; and numerous beloved nieces & nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend the gravesides services for Thomas, that will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 in the Riverside Cemetery

The family wishes to thank the residents and employees of

Conroe Health Care Center for their friendship, comfort and care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either St. Jude’s or Nature Conservancy.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at


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