Diesel Douglas Stewart
December 6, 1933 - October 3, 2021
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Greenville, SC 29610
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Greenville, SC 29611

Diesel Douglas Stewart, 87, beloved husband of Susan Lutke Stewart, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Born in Pickens, SC, he was the son of the late James Oscar Stewart and Lakie Hayes Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and was best known as the “stage carpenter” at…

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Mike Jones left a message on October 8, 2021:
I'm very sorry to hear of Diesel's passing. Anyone who met him knew what a genuine treasure of a man he was. Although he was an important member of the stage crew at Greenville Little Theatre and made the magic happen while out of the limelight, I remember one unforgettable moment when he made a rare appearance on stage. During one of the musical numbers in "My Fair Lady", Diesel in full Cockney attire bounded across the stage and did a somersault into the orchestra pit! The audience could scarcely believe their eyes. Like I said. Unforgettable! May god bless you, Susan, and keep you until your tears turn to smiles again.
Ron Hoffman left a message on October 8, 2021:
RIP Cowboy...🙏😔🙏
Annette Garver left a message on October 7, 2021:
I remember Diesel well from GLT days. He was a very dear, very sweet person, caring lovingly for his children and working tirelessly for GLT. He even appeared in at least one play back in the 1970’s - “Tom Sawyer” Diesel has crossed my mind several times in recent years, and I have wondered how he was. Deepest condolences to his wife and children.
Rhonda K Waters left a message on October 7, 2021:
Susan, Jeremiah, Kathy.... I am so sorry to hear of Diesels passing. I always found him to be quite a likeable guy. I know you will all miss him terribly. Just know, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I love you guys.
Nancy McDonald left a message on October 5, 2021:
Even though we were neighbors, and didnt spend a lot of time together, i must say that Diesel and Susan are the very best kind of neighbors. I always knew if i or my family needed help or prayer they would be there. Diesel was a very kind, Godly, gentle man. He loved his familiy, and his horses. A kind of man that was from a mold that seems to becoming more and more rare. My father n law was of that same mold. Diesel will be missed terribly. Love, your neighber, The McDonald Family
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Mike Hawley left a message on October 5, 2021:
Susan and all - Another legend is gone from the scene. Diesel was an amazing person, and I am so much better for having known him. GLT simply could not have progressed had it not been for Diesel and his hard work and creativity. He will be missed. Thinking of you and your family. Mike
janice holcombe left a message on October 4, 2021:
Dear Susan, I am a Texize friend from your HR days just reading about the loss of your dear husband. I rarely look at the obituaries. But for some reason just scanned and realized I recognized Dee’s name and then yours! I am so sorry for your loss! So thankful to read about your 40 years and so many in your family! Our sympathy, Janice & Tommy Holcombe
CiCi left a message on October 4, 2021:
Prayers for the family...we love you guys and I'm so sorry for your loss
Avi left a message on October 4, 2021:
My deepest condolences for the loss of what I understand to be such a wonderful man, community member, and leader of his family.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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