Jerry Allen Sturgill, 67, Lebanon, passed away quietly May 3, 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 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, TN.
He is survived by: children, Kim Christopher of Savannah, Ga.; John Sturgill of Erie, Pa.; Michael Sturgill of Shepherd Town, WV; Cynthia “Cindy” Sturgill of Bristol, Va.; Donovan Sturgill of Johnson City; Christy Buck of Nashville; siblings, Ray Sturgill of Shelby, NC; 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 and nephews; beloved dog, Boomer.
Funeral services will be conducted 6 p.m. Friday, May 9 at Bond Memorial Chapel to celebrate Jerry’s life and share fond memories of his wit and humor. Graveside services will be conducted 1:45 p.m. EST Monday, May 12, at Mt. Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, TN.
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.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com