Donald Kent Stewart III, 62, of New Smyrna Beach died on October 21, 2015. Born on February 5, 1953 in Ballston Spa, NY, Don moved to NSB as a child. He graduated from NSBHS in 1971 as an All Conference Defensive Back football player and an Eagle Scout. He was awarded a football scholarship to Youngstown State University, graduated with a BA in Accounting, and earned his CPA license shortly after. He served in the Kiwanis Club, Jaycees, and the Southeast Volusia Athletic Association. In his free time, he coached Pop Warner football, soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball locally and supported family through band, volleyball, swimming, and cheer. When asked what he felt he did best in life, he said, “Family, inspiring athletes, and educating others”. Survived by his wife of 43 years, Cheryl; brothers, James, Robert, George, and Charles; children, Michelle, C. Noelle, and Donald IV; grandchildren, E. Gabriel, Jadah, Abby, Joshua, Julio, Leia, and Ally; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Elizabeth and Donald K. Stewart Jr. Gravesite services to be held at the Edgewater New Smyrna Cemetery on Thursday, October 29th at 3:00pm. In honor of Don, donations can be made to support community sports programs, make donations to the American Heart Association, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. He is loved and will be missed by many.
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