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Seaver Brown Chapel
Sunday February 11th, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Riverside Cemetery
Monday February 12th, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm

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James "Jim" Sturgill


James “Jim” D. Sturgill, age 72, passed away at his Riverside home on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  He was born in Smyth County, Va. on August 4, 1945.   His parents, Charles “Cat” Sturgill and Pauline Petty Sturgill and one brother, Roger C. Sturgill proceed him in death.

Jim enlisted in the United States Army in 1965.  He served honorably in Vietnam and received Honorable Discharge in 1967.  Later in life he would be awarded a full military disability due to chemical exposure while in Vietnam.

He was a lifelong beef and tobacco farmer on his beloved “South Fork River” in the Riverside community.   He was also an avid hunter & fisherman. Jim will be always remembered as a beloved and generous husband; father; grandfather; uncle; friend and member of the “Camping Crew”.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Linda C. Sturgill (nee Cooper); two sons, Brian D. (Sandi) and Kevin C. (Delena); five grandchildren- Jordan, Reagan, Fletcher, Eden and Brycen; in-laws, Carolyn P. Sturgill, Kenny and Susie Cooper; one nephew,Eric Cooper (Mary Kaye); two nieces- Debbie L. Sturgill and Sarah Stilwell (Dwayne); one dedicated farmhand and friend, Stanley Johnson, several cousins and many devoted friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Seaver-Brown Funeral Home Chapel.  All are invited to the graveside service held at the Riverside Cemetery on Monday, February 12 at 11 a.m. where Military Honors will be presented by Virginia Highlands Honor Guard.  Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. for a short prayer service prior to processing to the cemetery.

The family would also like to thank the staff members of the DaVita Dialysis Unit and the Richardson Ambulance Service for their dedicated service, care, and love.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Riverside Cemetery; Attn: Sue Byrd, 737 Middle Ave, Marion, Va. 24354.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of James Sturgill.

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Linda, Brian, Kevin, and Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. Shane was just telling me what fond memories he had growing up on the farm. May God grant you comfort.

Michael and Sandy Elledge Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

Linda and family, I was so sorry to hear about Jim. I didn't get a chance to come to the funeral home and see you in person, but I just wanted you to know I have been praying for all of you. Jim is with Jesus now, and one day soon you're gonna see him again. May God comfort you as you go through this difficult time.

Don Mutter Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry about your loss. Jim was a good neighbor to our Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dianne Blevins Webb Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

Linda and Family, We have fond memories of what Jim did for for Daddy, when he was sick,on the farm.Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. May you find comfort in your memories and in God's presence.

Scott and Claudine McCormick Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

Brain, my thoughts and prayers to you, Sandi and the your family during this time of loss. May you be able to look back and smile at all the wonderful memories of your father. Tom Evans

Tom Evans Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM

Brian & family ...The measure of a man is reflected in those who follow: their children...we see in you the characteristics and strong morals learned from a strong homeboth mom and dad! We are holding you close and sending love...

Aunt Laura & Uncle Norman Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM

Brian & Family , We are so very sorry for your loss of your Father and (Grandfather) know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May the love of Friends and Family carry you through your grief with Our Deepest Sympathy. May Angels walk with you today. & always

Frank & Karen Berdysz and Family Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM

Linda and family, Our prayers are with you during this time. We are so sorry for your loss.

Linda and Harry Dean Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Jim. We spent a lot of time talking about the old days when he went to school with my aunt.

Jimmy Thompson Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM

We are very sorry for your loss & will keep you in our prayers.

Mary Ann Aker Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM

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