Bill Joe Steward
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. A.E. McCadney officiating. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at noon on Saturday at the church.
Rawls Funeral Home in Union City is in charge of arrangements.
He was born April 20, 1948, to the late Odie Louis Steward and Mary Edna (Rowsey) Steward.
He graduated from the former Miles High School in 1967. He also graduated from Dyersburg State Community College and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. He served as a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. While serving in the Vietnam conflict, he received many commendations: the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Rib-bon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Department of Navy, Navy Achievement Medal.
He was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church.
He retired as a captain from Northwest Correctional Complex, where he worked for over 20 years.
He was also a former lieutenant with the Union City Police Department and a manager at Sherwin-Williams.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Katie (Taylor) Steward of Union City; his daughter, Tara (Steward) Corder of Murfreesboro; four siblings, Bettye Steward Hilliard of South Fulton, Paul Steward of Elkart, Ind., and Queen Steward and Michael Steward, both of Union City; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.