Roosevelt Stewart was born October 19, 1933 to Leslie and Essie Stewart in Austin, Texas. He attended the Austin Public Schools graduated from the Original L. C. Anderson High School.
He served 2 years in the United States Army.
On October 15, 1960 he married Miss Darlene James. He never left home without giving her a kiss.
He was a life time member of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church. He served as trustee and sang in all the choirs. He was a faithful and dedicated member of the church. He attended church services each Sunday unless he was ill.
He attended Tyler Barber College. He graduated as a master barber. Upon graduation, he opened a barber shop with his brothers and sisters. Later he moved the shop to 1811 Rosewood Avenue, with his sisters, Ada, Blondie and Elmer. October 19, 2017 The City Council proclaimed October 19, 2017 as Roosevelt “Bubba” Stewart Day. He served 60 years as “Austin’s Dean of Barbering”. Stewart’s skills, humor and depth of knowledge made his Doll House Barbershop on rosewood Avenue a place where the young and old black men went to spruce up while getting the low down on what was going down on the Gentrified Black East Austin Reservation.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Essie Stewart; his brothers, Cornell Stewart, Leslie Stewart, and James Stewart; his sisters, Elmer Bunton, Rosa Reid, Mary Brooks, and Jolly White; and one great great granddaughter, Justyce Scott.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Stewart; his daughter, Robbie Jones; his sister, Ada Harden; one granddaughter, Nakeishia Jones (Joe); four grandsons, Terron Jones (Telisia), Stewart Jones, Darean Jones and Anthony Hunter; seven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Gladys Hester; one close cousin, J. T. Stewart; one aunt, Rosie Hennington Taylor and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.