#44 Jan 30, 2008
RIP, he is in a much better place where the insensitivity and immaturity of others have been replaced by love and compassion.
#45 Feb 8, 2008
Donna, Brittany and Stew,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. It had been a few years since I saw Stewart and even longer since I have seen all of you. He was a wonderful and kind man and I feel very blessed that he touched my life at Winter Park. I am very glad that the number of loving and positive posts out number the negative ones.
#46 Feb 8, 2008
Brittany, I went to high school with your dad and
just heard about his tragic death from a mutual friend. I haven't seen you dad in many years but want you to know what a great, fun loving, caring person he was. I am sorry that you and your family have lost him and disgusted that some of the entries on this blog are so selfish and insensitive. Ignore them, those people don't have a clue what they are talking about and must have very empty lives. God Bless you and your family.
#47 Feb 16, 2008
I just came across the news of Stewarts death and want to extend my deepest sympathy. I met the Ponder family when I lived with Brian after we got out of the navy. They were very kind to myself, my wife claudia and my young daughter Jensen. I hope that all that are affected by his passing learn to cope and try to remember the generous person that I knew stewart was. God bless. JT
#48 Apr 15, 2008
As my name is the same as yours, I've included my middle initial so as to not be confused for you.
I am sorry that your father has died.=(.
#49 Feb 6, 2009
He has the most wonderful kids?!?? His son sells and uses drugs!
#50 Mar 18, 2010
The day I met him..he was an immediate "Friend". It has taken me two years to have the strength to write this. In all of my 48 years I have never met a man of his Calibre even with respect to my own Father and Brothers. He was and is the kindest and most giving person I have ever known. I felt complete trust and warmth from the instant I met him.
He made me laugh. He made me feel safe. Tought me the best lessons of my life.
He was the best Friend I have ever known. I wish he did not leave me here alone. But I am sure he did not do it willingly. He was a good Father and Husband, Son and Brother.
I wish more people could have benefited from just knowing him.
I will share one event that might just "barely" touch on his essence.
One morning very early a young Man,,,about 19 came to Stewart's house looking to borrow his flat bed trailer...it was new.. as it was clear it had been used rarely. The young man asked Stewart if he could use it for a few weeks. He was starting his own lawn maitenance business and could not afford one of his own at the time. This young person had been in trouble with the law and was attempting to get in control of his life.
I overheard the conversation Stewart had with the young man....Stewart never knew I heard. He "Gave" the trailer to him. Saying "Please do well with it". I knew in my "hearing" that I had witnessed a great and true Man. One that cared so much for others.
I wish each and every day ...and night..that he had taken me with him.
He was my Friend. And I would give anything if he would just come home.
God's comfort to his Family,, and hopefully to me.
God's Love to all.
#51 Feb 28, 2013
Brittany, was your dad's Mother and Father Ray (Sonny) and Judy Ponder?
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