Joseph Edward Stewart, 63, of Matheny, WV  passed away on Thursday January 28, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 9, 1957 in Mullens, WV, a son of the late Daniel R. Stewart and Billie J. O’Brien Stewart. He was a loving father, grandfather, and friend. Joe loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He enjoyed reading books, particularly American history. He also liked to write in his spare time. He was a proud babysitter to his grandson and best buddy, Kaysen, who he affectionately nicknamed “Button”.
In addition to his father  he is preceded in death by his two brothers, Chester M. Stewart and Larry D. Stewart.
Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Billie J. O’Brien Stewart; two daughters, Joetta (Travis) Elkins of Ashford, WV and Cheyenne C. Stewart and fiancé David Powers of Marianna, WV; a son Zachary R. (Noah) Cruz-Bustillio of Charleston, WV; two grandchildren, “Baby Grace” Elkins and Kaysen “Button” Powers; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. A private memorial service to celebrate Joe’s life is planned for a later date. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.