Wayne Douglas Sturgill, 82, of Rutherford College, NC departed this life to his heavenly home on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Sturgill was born on July 11, 1937 in Wise County, Virginia to the late Watson Glen Sturgill and Edna Phillips Sturgill. He worked diligently as a supervisor in the furniture industry for many years and enjoyed building beautiful pieces of furniture. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all. Wayne loved the Lord and enjoyed spreading His word. His favorite pass time was spending time with his family whom he adored, and traveling with his love. Wayne had a smile that could light up a room. He was a member of Shoup’s Grove Baptist Church.
Left to cherish his memory include the love of his life, wife of 62 years and 10 months, Marie Maney Sturgill of the home; Sons Bill Sturgill (Andrea), and Bob Sturgill (Linda). His Grand-girls, the lights of his life Sandi Taylor (Jeff), Kristen Nichols (Fred), Heather Helton (Brent), Tammy Sturgill (Dustin), and Alisha Carswell (Danrick); Great-grandchildren Roxy Taylor, Blaze Taylor, Katie Vines, Libby Vines, Will Helton, Avie Helton, Olivia Malton, Callen Ellis, and Blaine Carswell; siblings Dallas Sturgill, Dean Sturgill, Dale Sturgill, Darrell Sturgill, and Annette Collier. Also surviving his death include nieces, nephews, family friends, honorable son Dean Hildebran, and brother in law Fred Maney.
Mr. Sturgill is preceded in death by lifelong friend Elbert Tipton.
Funeral services for Mr. Sturgill were held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 17, 2019, in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, with Rev. Buster King officiating. Entombment followed at the Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family received friends from 12:00-2:00 PM on Sunday, prior to the service.
A special thanks to Burke Hospice especially his nurse Alana.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.