SOUTH PITTSBURG — John Robert Stewart, 66, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in a local facility. John lived life on his own terms. A true free spirit. At times he ran afoul of the rules coming and going as he pleased. He loved the outdoors, feeding the animals around his group home. He would write to us all, sending photos and his drawings of birds, deer and foxes. He made friends easily and was recongnized by many as he walked through town. Life dealt John a tough hand. He played it the best he could. He is loved and will be missed. He was a member of Tyner UMC. He was preceded in death by his father, James Claude Stewart. John leaves his mother, Dorothy Jean England; brothers, David (Deborah) Stewart, James (Jim) (Peggy) Stewart to cherish his memory. A private memorial service will be held at a later date for family and friends. Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home LLC, Jasper, Tenn., 37347.