James O. "Jimmy" Stewart

Born on June 1, 1938

Departed on November 18, 2019 and resided in Madison, TN

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James O. “Jimmy” Stewart – Age 81, passed away November 18, 2019 in Nashville, TN.

Survived by his loving wife, Jamie Stewart; nephew, Jason Wright (Janet), step-son, Jay Scott; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Jimmy had a great love for baseball and coaching. He served as commissioner of the Babe Ruth Baseball League and coached the Shoetiques winning many championships.  He also earned the Mr. Baseball Award in 1994 from the Nashville Old Timers.

Mr. Stewart was a faithful and longtime member of Covenant Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 with Rev. Steve Guthrie officiating at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers include: Spike Hupka, Bob Hill, Jim McGowan, Bob McGowan, James Scruggs, Nathan Forrest, David Vincent.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at West Harpeth Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Baptist Church, 8201 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN 37221. Please visit our website at www.westharpethfh.com for complete obituary.

9 Comments to James O. "Jimmy" Stewart

  1. jerry shrum
    November 20, 2019 8:06 pm

    We were so sad to hear about Jimmy passing. We loved him very much. We will keep you and the family in our prayers.

    Jerry and Joyce Shrum

  2. Judi and Jackie Ballard
    November 21, 2019 11:55 am

    So very sorry to learn of Jimmys passing. I have been missing his comments to me on Facebook and have been concerned. the Coach was one of the best in Nashville my son played on his team. Jimmy was always such a kind and gentle man. I send my condolences to Jamie and the rest of the family. He will be missed ..RIP Jimmy

  3. Lisa Rivard
    November 21, 2019 5:49 pm

    Oh Mr Jimmy, I sure cannot believe you are truly gone. But you are. Your suffering is finally over. I’m sure you are organizing heaven to suit you already. I’m guessing heaven has gained a few new baseball fields with you supervising things how you planned them. You will have a few more World Series under your belt by the time I get to see you and hug your neck again. Mr Jimmy, you know I loved you dearly like a father. You fished out plenty of BS, but I dished it right back. I promise to love and look after Mrs Jamie until we see you again. Your memory will live on in my heart forever. It’s breaking my heart to miss your service, but I think you will forgive me. I promise to smile and think of you every time I see a pack of orange slices. RIP Mr Jimmy. You were one of a kind. I love you.

  4. Becky Maxwell Stiles
    November 21, 2019 8:00 pm

    Jamie,,so sorry to hear about Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  5. Bill Green
    November 21, 2019 11:08 pm

    The Nashville area, the world really, is much better because of Jimmy. I moved to Nashville in 1969 to begin a baseball team at Trevecca Nazarene University. Getting to know Jimmy, was one of the best things that happened. I worked with him several summers and his baseball teams. He gave me lots of encouragement, ideas plus was my getting to know the people. I have nothing but the highest regard for him.
    Jammie, I was never able to meet you but if Jimmy picked you you have to be among the best. God Bless.
    Bill Green

  6. Ronald Campbell
    November 22, 2019 12:40 am

    Rest In Peace Jimmy

    Ron Campbell

  7. James Wagoner
    November 23, 2019 10:25 am

    Jimmy always supported Babe Ruth Baseball and youth baseball in general because of his love of the game.

  8. Herm Card
    November 24, 2019 11:48 am

    When Jimmy was running a Babe Ruth World Series, woe be unto the umpire among us who didn’t call the first pitch a strike. “If it doesn’t bounce, it’s a strike. That encourages them to swing the bat.” Wise words.
    RIP, Jimmy.

  9. Jeff Sneed
    December 1, 2019 1:10 pm

    It was a pleasure playing baseball for Coach Stewart. Lots of fond memories playing baseball with the Shoetiques and traveling the southeast.

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