Howard Sturges

BLUFIELD, Va. — Howard Clinton Sturges, 87, of 2033 Virginia Ave., Bluefield, Va. passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Sturges was born on July 24, 1922 in Falls Mills, Va. to the late Stanley Sturges and Edna Tabor Sturges. Mr. Sturges had been a resident of Bluefield, Va. for the past 13 years. He served his country in World War II with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Sturges was a retired machinist and mechanic.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Billie Jean Harmon Sturges of the home; two sons, Ron Sturges and wife Susan of Great Falls, Va., Don Sturges and wife Sherry of Richland, Va.; two stepsons, Roger Page and wife Margaret of Texas and Robert Page and wife Judy of Bluefield, Va.; one daughter, Sparkle Bland and husband Jimmy of Salem, Va.; and one sister, Betty Jean Sarver of Bluefield, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, W.Va. with the Minister Tony Reed officiating the service. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va., where the VFW Post #9696 of Bluefield, Va. and the American Legion Post #14 of Pocahontas, Va. will be conducting military graveside rites along with he West Virginia Honor Guard.

Friends and family may call at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, W.Va. on Friday, November 20, 2009 from 12:30 p.m. until time of the services at 1:30 p.m.

Friends and family will be serving as pallbearers.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at

The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Sturges family.

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