A native of Boone, North Carolina, he was a son of the late William and Tisha Osborne Sturgill. Mr. Sturgill was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of Keystone Freewill Baptist Church and retired from East Tennessee State University where he worked in the Physical Plant.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sturgill is preceded in death by his wife, Maxie Sturgill in 2016; infant daughter, Mary Ellen Sturgill; seven brothers, Roosevelt, Ollie, Otis, Clarence, Lee, Dillard, and Fred Sturgill; five sisters, Annie Sturgill, Blanche Crisp, Maizie Martin, Lois Griffith, and Wilma Haney.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Weaver and husband Kenneth Steven, Johnson City; a son, Rick Sturgill and wife Christina, Johnson City; four grandsons, Brian Weaver, Redmond, Washington, Tech Sgt. Joseph Weaver, US Air Force, Cambridge, England, Staff Sgt. Michael Sturgill, US Air Force, Hampton, Virginia, and Kevin Sturgill, Soldotna, Alaska; two great grandchildren, Owen and Lydia Sturgill; two sisters, Grace Canfield, Gloucester, Virginia and Betty Miller, Poquoson, Virginia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Sturgill will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 8, 2019 in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Greer officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 until 2:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home.
The graveside service and interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Mr. Sturgill’s grandsons.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the James H. Quillen V.A Medical Center and especially the staff of the I.C.U for their outstanding care and attention shown to Mr. Sturgill.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Sturgill family. (423) 928-6111