Tommy Wayne Stewart, 72, retired employee of Sole Support and resident of Primm Springs, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at NHC Maury Regional Transitional Care.

Born April 22, 1948 in Maury County, he was the son of Nettie Walker Durham and the late William Stewart. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam and received a Purple Heart. A loving husband, father, and avid outdoorsman, Mr. Stewart enjoyed hunting, and fishing with his children. He was a member of Water Valley Church of Christ.

In addition to his mother, Nettie Durham, survivors include his wife, whom he married August 5, 1982, Shari Griffin Stewart; daughter Heather (R.J.) Jones; son Adam Stewart; grandson Hunter Stewart; sister Margaret Wells Blackwood; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two step-fathers, Luther Haskins and Gene Durham; and his grandparents.

Active pallbearers were Adam Stewart, R.J. Jones, Wayne Williams, Ryan Dugger, Troy Blackwood, and Jim Huey. Honorary pallbearers were family and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 14, at 1 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Mike Williams officiating. Burial followed in Oakley Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family visited with friends Friday from 4-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at

Arrangements by Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home, Columbia, Tennessee.

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