Evansville, IN – Sheldon Tyler Steward, 27, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, March 20, 2021. He was born on March 16, 1994 in Evansville to Bobby L. Steward and Rhonda (Campbell) Bove.
Sheldon loved spending time with his three children, singing and playing guitar. An old soul full of both wisdom and insight, he was dedicated to being the best father he could be. He was always seeking to better himself through self awareness and improvement. Though his journey was far too short, he was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Sheldon is survived by his son and two daughters, Sheldon Tyler Steward, Jr., 7, Mya Renae Steward, 6, and Alixandrea Annmarie Hawes, 3.
He is also survived by his parents, Rhonda L. (Campbell) Bove (John) of Largo, FL and Bobby L. Steward of Evansville; sisters, LaRain Heath (Dakota) of Evansville, Breana Reese (Bryan) of Cincinatti, Sydney Steward (Genevera) of Evansville; step brother, Will Bove of Atlanta; step sisters, Christine and Alexandrea Bove of Seattle; half sisters, Amarah, Maddison and Kirsten Dismuke of Illinois and his adoptive grandmother, Bonnie Steward of Mount Vernon.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ronald B. Campbell and Jennifer L. (Chaffin) Campbell-Nation, George E. Dismuke and Sue (Curtner) Dismuke; his uncle, Kyle D. Nation and his adoptive grandfather, Bobby Joe Steward.
A remembrance ceremony will be announced for a later date. All are welcome to participate and we encourage a writing of your fondest memory to bring to the ceremony.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
Sydney Steward says
I couldn’t have asked for someone better to be able to call “Brother”. Thank you so much for helping me through life for as long as you could. I promise you that I will help to protect your children and no one will never forget what an amazing blessing you were to the world. 💕
Jada butler says
I just wanna say rest easily god took you when we wasn’t ready cause we just had came to see you 😢 but your in a better place your no longer hurt and you was an amazing dad son and cousin and many more ❤️ We will keep our head up for you we love you and will never forget the laughter and the happy moments ❤️
Dewayne Trafford says
I’M SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR SON. I NEVER KNEW HIM.I KNOW YOU WILL MISS HIM BUT ONE DAY YOU WILL BE REUNITED WITH HIM. HE WAS STILL A PART OF THE FAMILY.
Claire and Bill Bove says
We grieve with you — we send our love and deepest sympathy. We share with you the shock and sadness of Sheldon’s tragic death. With heavy hearts and love, Claire and Bill Bove
I am so sorry to hear this!!! Hugs and prayers!
Stewart. Lark says
I met sheldon thru my kids. He was family to many and friends to alot. God got you so keep looking down and keep us safe. In remembrance of Sheldon stewart.
Sam Huffman says
Sheldon was the kind of person who always sought to improve himself. He had a desire to learn and aimed to be understanding of anyone he crossed paths with. He was quick to respond to adversity with his bold sense of humor and a never back down attitude. He was brave , he was loyal and true. He was and always Will be my brother.
Lance price says
Love you cuz fly high will always in my heart
Deerwin Crenshaw says
Going to miss you bro and I wish we had more time with you but we all see you again
Rosaline (steward) Humphrey says
I am so sorry to hear of this tragic event in your life. Sheldon will always be remembered by me as the little boy with the blond curls that followed me around with love and devotion in his eyes when he knew I was his step-grandmother. Over the years we remained facebook friends and he never missed a visit when I came to town. He will truly be missed. Love and prayers to the family!
One of a kind. Thanks for being my friend Sheldon. I won’t forget our short journey together. I won’t hesitate to spill your kindness and complexity upon any open ear that I come across. htp
Jana and Bob Hyde says
Sheldon was a good guy. He was funny, outgoing, and a easy going guy. We loved sitting around talking to him and seeing how much knowledge this guy had. He knew a lot about a lot of things. Very smart! I really liked his personality and his laugh. We sure are gonna miss his smile also. Rest In Peace Sheldon, fly high and hopefully you will meet Gary and cause you guys will have a blast. I’ll pray for your connection. Come let me know you’re ok up there!!!! Hugs my friend!!
Christopher Henderson says
Sheldon was one of my closest friends in Highschool. Everyday after school we would get together and do something! We lost touch along the way, but the memories we made I will hold on to forever. Sheldon could make anyone laugh even on their worst days, and was a great father to his children. Last time I saw him that’s all we talked about, was how much we loved our kids, and how they made us change for the better. You will be truly missed my friend! Fly high brother!
Breana Reese (Steward) says
I have never been good with words, but words can not express how much I will miss my brother. I will forever regret not spending more time with him and telling him I love him more. Until I see you again baby brother. Watch over your babies and your niece. I love you.
Ro Campbell-Bove says
We have a Memorial page set up for my Son on Facebook as well as a Fundraiser if anyone is interested in helping.
All funds via Facebook or Paypal will go toward a Memorial service to be held at Zeimer Funeral Home East on the Evening of Saturday April 3rd 2021.
Kimberly Welch says
I spent 2 wonderful years with Sheldon. He was an amazing father and fiancé. He was the first guy to ask to marry me and I’d be stupid to say no. Unfortunately things didn’t work out. I wish I could talk and hug you one last time! You are loved by so many people and was there for me when I was dealing with my daughters death. You always knew how to calm me down. I miss your smile. You were always embarrassed by it but I loved it. I cant wrap my head around this. Doesn’t feel right at all. Feel like a piece of me is gone even though we haven’t talked in a long time. I would do anything for one last hug and watch you play the guitar and sing to me like u always did.