In loving memory of

Ted Evan Stewart
"Always Remembered, Never Forgotten"


(in Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee)

March 22, 1957 - January 9, 2008
(click above link to view Ted's obituary & Guest Book at the Lufkin Daily News)

We miss you, buddy.  But we know you are now at peace with your dad
up there on the playground in the sky.

 



Chris Dyer
(Jan. 18, 1959 - Nov. 7, 2012)

It was with great sadness that I learned yesterday that Chris Dyer had passed on Wed. Nov. 7, 2012.
He was without question one of Ted's greatest friends, and of the 159 entries in Ted's online guest book,
a remarkable 26 are from Chris, more than from any other person.
Accordingly, I've compiled a list of his guest book posts here.
In fact, his poem below was one of his many amazing posts there. 
I believe one of my favorites is the Feb. 26, 2008 Dr. Pepper story,
which Chris told at the beginning of his eulogy @ Ted's funeral.
At the bottom of the page mentioned above, I've also added
an aircheck of Chris doing his radio DJ thing.
You can read Chris' obituary here.
RIP, Chris...


 

 

Thinking of Ted

I wish heaven had a phone
     so I could hear your voice again.
I thought of you today,
     but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday,
     and days before that too.
I think of you in silence,
     I often speak your name.
All I have are memories
     and a picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake
     from which I'll never part.
God has you in his arms.
     I have you in my heart.

We Miss You, Bubba.

From Chris Dyer
August 14, 2010

 

 

Photos


 Click above to view a slideshow of some of the wonderful moments in Ted's lifetime.
(If the above embedded slideshow is not visible on your mobile device,
you can view the complete photo album at Flickr:
Ted Evan Stewart (March 22, 1957 - January 9, 2008))

 


 Click above to view a slideshow of Ted's life in the stunningly beautiful Spencer, Tennessee.
(winter photos taken circa Feb. 2006 & the rest are circa April 2005)
(If the above embedded slideshow is not visible on your mobile device,
you can view the complete photo album at Flickr: 
Spencer, Tennessee, the beautiful home of Ted Evan Stewart from early 2005 till late 2006)

 


 Click above to view a slideshow of Lourdes College & Sisters of St. Francis
in Sylvania, Ohio, Ted's workplace at the time of his passing.
(photos courtesy of Pam Wilson)
(If the above embedded slideshow is not visible on your mobile device,
you can view the complete photo album at Flickr: 
Lourdes College & Sisters of St. Francis, Ted's beautiful workplace at the time of his passing)

 

 
The slideshow shown at Ted's funeral
(view in separate window here)

 

 

Video

 

 
Ted's eulogy delivered at his dad's funeral in April 2007
(view in separate window here)

 

 
Video clips from Ted's funeral in Calvary Baptist Church, Lufkin, Texas, Jan. 15, 2008
(clicking above should autoplay all 12 videos continuously,
or click here to autoplay them continuously in a separate window)
[By all means, don't miss Ted's opera singer friend Paul Hartfield singing
"It is Well with My Soul" in video #7 of the above playlist, especially the amazing
crescendo starting @ the 4:20 mark where you can hear Paul's gifted operatic voice!]

 

 
Texas Ambassadors Quartet
1994 Reunion (Videos 1-11), Lufkin Farmer's Market
1995 Reunion (Videos 12-14), Angelina College Fine Arts Auditorium
(sorry for the vertical scrolling on the last 3 videos....it was also on the original DVD)
(clicking above should autoplay all 14 videos continuously,
or click here to autoplay them continuously in a separate window)
 

 

 
A new tribute to Ted & Chris 
One of the most beautiful nighttime-illuminated Ferris wheels in Tokyo
with the
"Yesterday" poem (composed by Chris) & "I'm Not Thru Loving You Yet" as background music
(click here to view video in separate window)

 

 

Audio

 

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"
by The Hollies
(one of Ted & David's favorite songs)

Ted rehearsing the "Lord's Prayer" for a wedding in 1980

"I've Done Enough Dyin' Today"
by Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Bros.
(one of Ted's favorite songs)

ďTedís Song - Always Remembered, Never Forgotten"
(a special gift to Ted's family & friends from Chris Dyer
on the occasion of the first anniversary of Ted's passing)

"Yesterday" poem & "I'm Not Thru Loving You Yet"
The
"Yesterday" poem was composed by and read at Ted's funeral by Chris Dyer.
The "I'm Not Thru Loving You Yet" song was written by one of Ted's Nashville friends
for Ted's mom after his dad Bill passed away in April 2007.  It was then recorded by a
Nashville studio singer and played at the very end of Ted's funeral on Jan. 15, 2008.

"Amazing Grace"
sung in Ted's honor
by Amanda, a high schooler interviewing
to be an intern @ Chris Dyer's radio station

 

 

SFASU Opera

 

 

  Ted playing Rigoletto in the 1978 opera Rigoletto
Rigoletto program: front, back
(Courtesy: School of Music, College of Fine Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University)

 

 

  Ted playing Valentine in the 1980 opera Faust
Faust program: front, back
(Courtesy: School of Music, College of Fine Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University)

 

 

Career

 

Ted remembered by DJ buddies on discussion board at RadioDiscussions.com

Chris Dyer remembers DJ Scott McKay (Ted Stewart) on discussion board at RadioDiscussions.com

Ted Stewart, Director of Tenant Relations, Hart Investments, Overland Park, KS

 

 

More Memories

 


A very touching December 10, 2006 letter from Ted to his parents
(note: Ted's mom, Oleta, read this letter at his funeral,
and on Oct. 15, 2009 Chris Dyer added beautiful
background music to it.  Thanks, Chris !  Great job.) 

Ted's Funeral Service Program

We Know Where He Is
(a poem written Mar. 4, 2009 by Ted's aunt, Jacqueline Stewart)

Emails from Ted
(one of my most loyal email buddies)

Ted's response to an online listing of "Bad Songs of the '70's"
(look for "Ted Stewart" about 1/4 of the way down the page)

The program for the March 10, 2008 Memorial Service for Ted
held by the Sisters of St. Francis and Lourdes College

Ted's Obituary at The Lufkin Daily News

Ted's Online Guest Book at The Lufkin Daily News
In Honor of Ted Stewart, "Always Remembered, Never Forgotten"
(a BIG thanks to Chris Dyer for his many heartfelt posts and for helping sponsor this page)

Pics, video, and maps of Ted's final resting place @ the
Garden of Memories Cemetery in Lufkin  

 


"The Soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears."
--Native American Proverb--
(This beautiful photo appeared in the memorial service program for Ted held on
Mar. 10, 2008 by the Sisters of St. Francis and Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio,
where Ted was working at the time of his passing.)

 

"The Dash" movie, a 3-min. inspirational message viewed over 30 million times,
refers to the "dash" between the birth & death years on one's tombstone
and the importance of living one's life to its fullest.
http://play.simpletruths.com/movie/the-dash-poem/

 


This page is intended to honor that great guy who touched so many lives in so many wonderful ways.
My only wish is that it never be complete, but be an ongoing work in progress(1).
If you have any memories to share here, feel free to send them to garywolf@gol.com.
In the words of Chris Dyer, "We miss you, Bubba...Keep sending us those awesome sunrises."
Rest in peace, Ted....

 

************
(1)  Page history:
Dec. 29, 2008 - Original page posted
Dec. 31, 2008 - Spencer, TN pics added
Jan. 1, 2009 - Ted's emails added
Jan. 13, 2009 - Lourdes College pics added
Jan. 13, 2009 - ďTedís Song - Always Remembered, Never Forgotten" added
Mar. 1-3, 2009 - Ted's funeral videos added
Mar. 5, 2009 - "We Know Where He Is" poem by Ted's aunt added
Mar. 3-8, 2009 - Texas Ambassadors videos added
Mar. 11, 2009 - Ted
's funeral service program added
Mar. 17, 2009 - "The Dash" poem added
June 5, 2009 - "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" audio/lyrics added
June 6, 2009 - Ted's Dec. 10, 2006 letter to his mother and father added
Sept. 13, 2009 - Media files moved to separate pages to drastically reduce the time it takes for this welcome page to load
Oct. 15, 2009 - Background music added by Chris Dyer to the Dec. 10, 2006 letter from Ted to his parents that was read at Ted's funeral by his mom, Oleta
May 14, 2010 - Ferris wheel video w/ "Yesterday" poem & "I'm Not Thru Loving You Yet" background music added as a new tribute to Ted
August 14, 2010 - "Thinking of Ted" poem by Chris Dyer added
Sept. 24, 2010 - Pics of Ted's Lufkin home, cemetery, & gravestone added to the "Ted Evan Stewart" photo album
Oct. 17, 2010 -
Pics, video, and maps of Ted's final resting place @ the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Lufkin added
Mar. 20, 2011 - Minor edit to background info on the origin of the "Yesterday" poem
April 27, 2011 - Lengthened titles of Flickr photo albums to remove Gary's mugshot from the 3 embedded slideshow players
July 31, 2011 - Updated some links to open videos in separate windows
June 6, 2012 - Updated some YouTube & SFASU links that had gone south, added the programs for the Rigoletto & Faust operas that Ted performed in, and updated the Lord's Prayer, Amazing Grace, & Hart Investments pages
Oct. 31, 2012 - Enlarged embedded media players on audio pages so that start/stop buttons are more visible in Chrome & IE browsers
Nov. 9, 2012 - Compiled list of posts from Ted's online guest book by one of his greatest friends, Mr. Chris Dyer, who sadly passed away on Wed. Nov. 7
Nov. 10, 2012 - Added to the bottom of the page uploaded just yesterday an aircheck of Chris doing his radio DJ thing
Jan. 18, 2013 - On the occasion of his birthday, added Chris' name to the Ferris wheel tribute video shown above (Chris composed the "Yesterday" poem that he is reading at the beginning of the video.)
April 15, 2013 - Updated embed code for the Ted's funeral & Texas Ambassadors video players which were no longer displaying properly
May 5, 2013 - Updated link to Ferris wheel tribute video @ YouTube
Mar. 14, 2015 - Enlarged embedded audio player on the page with Ted's Dec. 10, 2006 letter to his parents, so the start/stop button is more visible in Chrome & IE browsers
Jan. 11, 2016 - Added notes to embedded slideshows in "Photos" section above that the slideshows may not be visible on mobile devices
Mar. 7, 2016 - Added note below Ted's funeral video about Ted's opera singer friend Paul Hartfield singing "It is Well with My Soul"
Jan. 12, 2017 - Updated links to "The Dash" movie, Ted's funeral slideshow, Ted's eulogy at his Dad's funeral, & discussion boards at RadioDiscussions.com. Removed link to Ted's former MySpace page, which has apparently been retired.