Stuart Lynn Uselton, 54, of Charlotte, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at CMC after a valiant battle with leukemia.
Stuart was a friend to all who knew him and a stranger to no one. A devoted husband, father, son, and brother, he was also a man with an extraordinary capacity for love, faith, and loyalty, who leaves behind many who will forever cherish his memory. An unwavering fidelity to his family, an unshakable faith coupled with limitless humor, wit and compassion for others — these qualities defined his life.
Born July 16, 1960, in Tullahoma, TN to Sam R. and Mary Lynn Uselton, Stuart was the middle of three siblings. A member of the Tullahoma High School graduating class of 1978, Stuart earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Accounting in 1982 and a Masters of Accountancy in 1983, both at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Stuart earned his CPA and worked for Cato Corporation since 2000, initially as Treasurer and most recently as Senior Vice President, Treasury, Tax, and Credit. Prior to that, Stuart was employed as Tax Director and Assistant Treasurer at Tractor Supply Co., Inc. and Tax Manager at D & T Partners LLP in Nashville, TN.
An Eagle Scout, Stuart was involved with Cub Scout Pack #79 and Boy Scout Troop# 79 as well as with his sons’ many sports teams. Stuart loved a good game of golf, a warm beach breeze and was one of the greatest Tennessee Volunteer fans ever! Go Vols, always wear your orange!
Stuart leaves behind to mourn his passing but to forever reflect with joy on the 18 years they spent together, the love of his life, Cindy Lynn Uselton. Stuart and Cindy were blessed with three children, all of whom “Fought the Fight” and “Kept the Faith” during his illness and are committed to each other and to Cindy in Stuart’s absence.
Graced with a gentle smile and a warm personality, Stuart leaves to carry on the very best of his qualities, an adoring family including his wife, Cindy; three sons, Connor, 15, twins Ethan and Alex, 10; his mother, Mary Lynn Uselton of Tullahoma, TN; one sister, Merry Kay Kirkland and husband Tommy of Alvarado, TX; in-laws, Don and Carol Lynn of Huntsville, AL; Karen and Drew Klasing of Charlotte, NC; Rob Lynn of Jacksonville, FL; and Cindi Lewis Uselton of Sherman, TX; adoring nieces and nephews, Caroline, Andrew and Will Klasing of Charlotte, NC, and Ridge Uselton and Sonny Myers of Sherman, TX; Matt Kirklandof Alvarado, TX and Lucas and Kayla Kirkland of Burleson, TX; a host of cousins, and a world of devoted friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ben David Uselton, and his father, Sam R. Uselton.
A gathering to celebrate Stuart’s was held at 2:00 p.m. with family friend, Matt Guzi presiding, on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at McEwen Pineville Chapel.
A second celebration of Stuart’s memory will take place in his hometown at First United Methodist Church, Tullahoma, TN, on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 p.m with his Uncle, Dr. Kenneth Uselton and Rev. Paul Purdue officiating.
The family will receive visitors after the Memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made either to a college fund for Stuart’s sons (f/b/o Connor, Ethan and Alex Uselton) Checks to Cindy Uselton, mail to Morgan Stanley Attn: Rich Dorfman, 58 South Service Road- Ste. 400 Melvin, NY 11747 or to the Carolinas Hematology Research Fund, website: www.givecarolinas.org. The family wishes to extend special appreciation to the many doctors and nurses of the Levine Cancer Transplant Group for their loving care and heroic efforts on Stuart’s behalf.