Jerry L Sturgeon, age 78, of Coffeyville, KS passed away on January 4, 2016 at Coffeyville Reginal Medical Center.
Jerry was born in Thayer, Kansas on July 8, 1937 to A. W. and Oletta (Mahaffey) Sturgeon. Jerry attended school in Thayer, Galesburg, Angola, and graduated from Labette County High School. After graduation in 1955 he served in the United States Coast Guard for four years. After being honorably discharged Jerry married Judy Dessenberger at Mound Valley First Christian Church. The couple moved to Wichita and later Montana for Jerry's work until making Coffeyville their home in 1962. Jerry worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad for 17 years and retired from Farmland in 2002. After retirement he began volunteering for Meals on Wheels and later began working for Connections as a transportation driver. In his spare time Jerry enjoyed woodworking, watching the Coffeyville Red Ravens sporting events, Field Kindley sporting events, and spending time with his grandchildren. Jerry was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge 102 Coffeyville. He was always willing to help any person that may need it, above everything Jerry was a family man.
Left to honor his memory is his wife, Judy, sons, Jeffrey (Reymundo Menchaca) Sturgeon, Jay Sturgeon, daughters, Joetta (Ace) Ames, Janis (Shane) Stalford, brother, A.L. Sturgeon, sister, Vivian Cannon, grandchildren, Takayla Witcher, Tara Ames, Jacob Sturgeon, Jessie Sturgeon, Josh Sturgeon, Ashley Stalford, and Zachary Stalford. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on January 8, 2016 at 1:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with Pastor Doug Mund of Grace Fellowship officiating. Interment will follow at Mound Valley City Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register on Thursday January 7, 2016 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm with the family receiving friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association and may be left with the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com