EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMOURNING A MOUNTAINEER
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Stewart's Hometown Remembers A Favorite Son
Reported by: Kennie Bass
Videographer: Brad Rice
Web Producer: Kennie Bass
Reported: May. 23, 2012 9:24 AM EDT
Updated: May. 23, 2012 9:32 AM EDT
New Martinsville , West Virginia
New Martinsville is Mountaineer country, with WVU fans showing their love for the state's flagship school.
And no one loved the old gold and blue more than Bill Stewart.
Born here in 1952, Stewart graduated from Magnolia High in 1970. He then traveled a path that eventually took him to Morgantown...first as an assistant football coach...and then...as the head coach of West Virginia University.
Although Stewart's career took him to a dozen different stops in several states and even into Canada, his friends and neighbors in New Martinsville say he never forgot where he came from.
Whenever Stewart visited his hometown he always took time to stop at Quinet's Restaurant.
His pictures and memorabilia line the walls, even a meal is named after him.
It's a place where you can sit down to enjoy good food and the company of friends. Bill Stewart's type of place.
The place where Bill Stewart once played...and then proposed...is now slated to host a memorial service in his honor. That ceremony will take place at Magnolia High School's football facility, Alumni Field. It is an appropriate honor, one which will bring Stewart's life full circle. The only problem is that the life ended much too soon.
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