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Harry Stewart, Jr.

August 2, 1942 — August 1, 2021

Harry Stewart, Jr.

Harry V. Stewart passed away August 1, 2021.

Harry Vivian Stewart Jr. was born on August 2, 1942 to Harry and Dorothy (Gaskin) Stewart Sr., in Des Moines, IA.  He attended school in the Des Moines Public School District and graduated from North High School.

At a young age Harry developed a strong work ethic and worked several jobs throughout his lifetime. His knowledge and affinity for cars helped him to become a well accomplished car salesman.  He worked for many years at Dewey Ford until retirement. Now Harry may have enjoyed selling cars but he enjoyed buying them all the more.  Harry’s favorite past times included  watching sporting events and movies on TV, grilling and spending time with his children.  In addition, he liked listening to ‘old school R&B music and heading out to the links to play a round of golf.

Family and friends will definitely miss Harry’s sense of humor that could lighten any mood. He never passed an opportunity to help and encourage others around him.  As a father, Harry  taught his children the importance of a good work ethic, respect others at all times and to enjoy moments with family whenever possible.

On August 1, 2021 Harry made his transition from time into  eternity.  He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son; his first wife, Roberta Keesee; and a sister, Brenda Gaskin.

Harry leaves to cherish his memory his children, Sonya Sayers, Sophia Stewart, Sunny (Nathan) Jenkins, Victoria Stewart and Lawrence Stewart; brothers, Stewart “Bubby” Gaskin and Michael  Gaskin and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

*Masks will be required for all attendees.  Social Distancing will be strongly encouraged.

*This service will be made available via Facebook Live on the Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home's Facebook page (@hendersonsfuneralhome) on Thursday, August 12, 2021 beginning at 11am.  Please "Like" or "Follow" our page for access.

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Visitation (with family present)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

3:00 - 5:00pm

Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home

3500 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home

3500 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

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