Waverly B. Stewart was born April 25, 1928 in Madison Arkansas to the union of Waverly Stewart and Beulah (Watson) Stewart. Waverly B. Stewart married Ophelia (Brown) Stewart in October 1950 and to this union were born eight children; Vernell Stewart, Demetra Jackson, Brenda John and Valerie Stewart, Clifford Stewart, Hairl Stewart, Edward Stewart, and Keith Stewart. Waverly was a loving husband, hard worker and a great provider. At a young age he worked the fields in Arkansas, farming tomatoes for Hunts in New York and worked mail distribution with the railroads. In 1954, he moved his family to Omaha, NE where he worked as a custodian at Blackstone Hotel. Later, Waverly worked for Swift and Armour Packing Plants for over 30 years. He is proceeded in death by his parents, wife; Ophelia, daughters; Valerie Stewart and Demetra Jackson, son; Hairl Stewart, sisters; Erma C. Barner and Bobbie Stewart Gregory, brothers; Leroy Stewart and Alis (Kochie) Stewart. Waverly leaves to cherish his memories daughters: Vernell Stewart of Las Vegas, NV and Brenda John of Atlanta, GA; sons: Clifford Stewart, Edward Stewart, and Keith (Norma) Stewart of Omaha, NE. Seventeen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, Alice Mae Newson (special niece) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019 at Roeder Mortuary, 4932 Ames Ave., Omaha, NE. Funeral Service: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019 also at the mortuary. Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery Repass: Noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday at the Benson Pavilion, 7028 Military Ave., Omaha, NE 68104