Stew Carnall dies at age 68 |

Stew Carnall dies at age 68

by Linda Hiller

Long-time Gardnerville resident Stew Carnall will be remembered by friends and family during a memorial at 11 a.m. today at Sharkey’s Nugget.

Carnall died of a heart attack Friday at his residence. He was 68.

He was well known in the world of country music as a booking agent, promoter and manager for entertainers such as Bob Wills, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash.

He was also a favorite customer of Sharkey Begovich and the staff at the popular Gardnerville establishment.

“In 20 years, he missed very few days coming in here,” Begovich said Tuesday. “Stew really was one of a kind – I anticipate quite a few people at his memorial.

“It started with 20 or 30, but several people that you wouldn’t believe have called to say that they are either making a movie or busy with something, but will be sending someone. We’ll probably have a few surprises.”

The Stewart Carnall Memorial Scholarship is being established for Northern Nevada high school students to honor aspiring musicians and athletes.

Carnall is survived by two daughters, Lynn Mullins and Christy Carnall, both of Reno, and three grandchildren.

Cremation will be at Walton’s Sierra Crematory in Carson City, under the direction of Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary in Minden. Private inurnment will be at a later date and a private memorial service will be held in Genoa.

The memorial for Carnall will begin at 11 a.m. today in the bar of Sharkey’s Nugget Casino, located at the corner of Highway 395 and Gilman Avenue in downtown Gardnerville.

(See obituary on page 12-a.)

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