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Joe Grauman “Buddy” Stuart II, 83, of Louisville

Horse Cave – Joe Grauman “Buddy” Stuart II, 83, Louisville, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday morning, April 29, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  He is survived by his three children, Mary (and Billy) Sanders, Cecilia, Margaret “Jo Jo” Stuart and Michael Stuart, both of Louisville; a sister, Laura Jean Weatherford, Lawrenceburg, and three grandchildren, Maria (and Dan) Hatfield, Springdale, Arkansas, Burke (and Charlene) Sanders, Ruskin, Florida, and Megan (and Ethan) Barker, Elizabethtown.

Born March 3, 1934 in Rowletts, he was the second child of (Joe) Grauman and Marguerite Tharpe Stuart.  He was raised in Horse Cave and attended Caverna High School, where he excelled in both football  and basketball.  Following graduation, he attended the University of Kentucky on a football scholarship and had the opportunity to play under legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.  Afterwards, he served honorably in the United States Navy Seabees.  He then settled in Louisville where he worked and raised his family.

He was a devoted father and proud grandfather.  Much of his life was spent tirelessly advocating for the special care needs of his two younger children.  He was a talented craftsman and freely shared his skills with anyone in need.  He was a kind and gracious gentleman and will forever be missed by those who knew and loved him.

A graveside service was held at the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent, in Joe’s honor, to Kaleidoscope Adult Day Program, 10330 Bunsen Way, Louisville, Kentucky, 40299.

Winn Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. Michael stuart on November 21, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Joe buddy …. was the biggest man I ever met….. he was the a true buddy kind wildcat ……..he was like walking into the grandest wisest room of native America big chief ….. a buddy with a pine bright shining happy sunflower happy swirling eye great man to daydream in a room freely in the brightest colors I have ever seen …. Truely bright man illuminated in light …. a buddy you could trust protect any man in earth up for any man in earth to run wild like a wild cat…. a st joeseph glider ….. sharp mind very sharp smart mind…… and the most loving manner I have ever met to respect any man on earth that all life all mans life need to be respected …… and he would fight for this great moral till his last day shinning a heart love for any man in the city of Louisville …. up for any one in Louisville…..shining the brightest moral love heart huge ears listening if mannis helping another man in need ,… meditating still in Louisville if man was heloing another man in Louisville lower than them moral heart…… true largest heart in Louisville ….. not a scared man at all to fight for a good soul…one of the biggest grandest chiefs in Louisville a true friend buddy ….. and he let you play in the room passing you invention of character personality ideas in room in spirit in lit light you could see clearly an inventor of characters ….. a room of a dream glide comfort wildcat buddy best friend huge shining moral heart huge heart …. a man of charity

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