J.C. STEWART, born August 18, 1928 in Tulia, TX, passed
away on August 15, 2004. After serving 3 years in the U.S.
Air Force, J.C. entered Texas A&M and graduated in 1953 with
a degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Western
Electric, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. He was the engineering
manager for the Dallas Works in Mesquite. Upon retirement he
founded Competitive Communications Systems, Inc., a telephone
installation company. J.C. served as Life Member President of
the Telephone Pioneers and volunteered for its numerous programs
to aid society's neediest.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce; daughter Melissa
Quast and her husband Jerry of Denton; two sons, Mark Stewart of
Memphis, Tenn. and Brian Stewart and his wife Debra of Omaha,
NE.; his eleven grandchildren, Marnie Ketchum and her husband
Kevin of Austin; Justin, Jashley, Jabrielle, Joshua, Jarett and
Jacob Quast of Denton; Jillian Ragsdale and her husband Jonathan
of Keller; Kyle, Kevin and Kory Stewart of Omaha, NE.; two great-
granddaughters, Emma Ketchum of Austin and Jaci Quast of Denton.