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“Very sorry to hear of French's passing. Thoughts and prayers going out to his family. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Tim Haga - Chilhowie, VA

“Keith and Lisa, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I pray God will hold you both in the palm of his hand and comfort you during this sad time. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Louise B. Leslie - Marion, VA

“Lisa and Keith, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. As I said in my message to you, Lisa, I...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Becky (Gray) Thomasson - PA

“Only met Mr.Sturgill a couple of times, he was a very nice man! My mom, Peggy Widener and my brother, Richard Widener knew him pretty well! So sorry...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Rhonda Martin - Marion, VA

“Keith just know you are in our thoughts and prayers.Rick and Marla ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Rick and Marla Money - Chilhowie, VA

“Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you during this time of loss. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Debra White - Knoxville, TN

“I will always have such fond memories of your Dad at church. His smile, his sense of humor and his singing. What a kind and wonderful gentleman he...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Weaver and Vicky Cole - Chilhowie, VA

“Lisa and Keith, my thoughts are prayers are with you and your family today. I'm so sorry for this loss. Your family still means the world to me...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Buckley - Elon, NC - Friend

“So sorry for your loss! ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Johnny Norris - Saltville, VA

“Lisa - Lifting you and your family up in prayer. Love you sweet friend. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Carole Howell - Knoxville, TN

“Lisa you and your family are in my prayers, it was my pleasure to know both you Mom and Dad. Take care I have many fond memories of our friendship....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sheila Sharp - Knoxville, TN


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French Dalton Sturgill
Chilhowie, Va.

French Dalton Sturgill, 88, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 after a prolonged illness. He was a veteran, having loyally served his country in the US Army. French was a true member of the community in many capacities. He was a longtime member of the Lions Club and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Chilhowie for over 50 years. Being a faithful member of the Mt. View United Methodist Church, he served as choir director for many years. He was probably best known for his singing in gospel quartet. He was a successful business man, having operated family owned car washes for many years. He also enjoyed bee keeping, coin collecting, fishing, golfing, and Emory and Henry Football. French was preceded in death by his parents, Ike and Mamie Miller Sturgill; his wife, Evelyn Sturgill; mother-in-law, Louise Widner, and several siblings. Survivors include his son, Keith Monroe Sturgill; daughter, Lisa Louise Sturgill; grandchildren, Beattie Graham Sturgill and Emma Gray Sturgill; two brothers, Harley Sturgill and wife Barbra and Nick Sturgill and wife Eva; sister-in-law, Joyce Boyd; longtime friend, Ernie Phillips; and several nieces and nephews. Throughout this tragic illness French never lost his faith. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Friday, January 6 in the Mt. View United Methodist Church with Rev. John Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to VFW Post 4667, PO Box 767, Marion, Va. 24354. Condolences can be made to the family online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the Sturgill Family.