Funeral services for Mr. Sturgill will be conducted Friday, May 9, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel to celebrate Jerry’s life and share fond memories of his wit and humor. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. EST at Mt. Home National Cemetery in Johnson City. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Mr. Sturgill, age 67, of Lebanon, passed away quietly May 3, 2014 surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with heart disease.
Jerry made friends easily and was well liked by all who knew him and by whom he will be missed. He resided in the Nashville-Lebanon area for the last years of his life. He was employed as a locksmith prior to his retirement. Jerry loved music and was an occasional songwriter. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was diligently cared for by the staffs at the VA facilities in Nashville and Murfreesboro.
Jerry was the son of the late King Sturgill Jr. and Agnes B. Sturgill, of Bristol.
He is survived by his children, Kim Christopher, of Savannah, Ga., John Sturgill, of Erie, Pa., Michael Sturgill, of Shepherd Town, W.Va., Cynthia “Cindy” Sturgill, of Bristol, Va., Donovan Sturgill, of Johnson City, Christy Buck, of Nashville; siblings, Ray Sturgill, of Shelby, N.C., Bobby Sturgill, of Knoxville, Mary Ann Sturgill, of Bristol, Karen Gaye Phillippi, of Bristol, Judy Sturgill-Morris, of Bristol, Gary Sturgill, of Nashville; several grandchildren; numerous nieces; nephews; and beloved dog, Boomer.
In lieu of flowers, Jerry asked that memorials be made to New Leash on Life, an animal welfare organization, 511 W. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon, TN 37087.
Bond Memorial Chapel at N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive in Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements, 615-773-2663, obit line 615-641-2663, bondmemorial.com.