Jim­myWrenn Stur­di­vant

APRIL 2, 1939 - DE­CEM­BER 6, 2018

The Herald-Sun (Sunday) - - Obituaries / Sports -


Born and raised on his fam­ily’s farm in Chatham County, NC, Jimmy Wrenn Stur­di­vant loved his fam­ily and com­mu­nity. He was a master of re­pair­ing the un­re­pairable, shar­ing a good story, and en­joy­ing his time out­doors. He de­parted this world peace­fully, on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, 2018, do­ing what he en­joyed most, help­ing his fam­ily.

Jimmy was born on April 2, 1939 in Chatham County to Robert Ju­nior and Lena An­drews Stur­di­vant. He grad­u­ated from Pittsboro High School and later be­gan his busi­ness ca­reer as co- owner of John­son - Strowd - Ward Fur­ni­ture Store in Chapel Hill, NC. He was a lov­ing hus­band, friend, farmer, and small busi­ness owner. His lived his strong faith and val­ues daily. He was an ac­tive mem­ber of Mount Pleas­ant United Methodist Church and role-mod­eled liv­ing a sim­ple abun­dant life. His friendly de­meanor and con­ver­sa­tional gift will be missed by his fam­ily, friends, and many loyal cus­tomers.

Jimmy was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and three sis­ters; Bob­bye Lee Stur­di­vant Mar­ler, Bil­lie Jo Stur­di­vant Nor­wood, and Vir­ginia Dare Stur­di­vant. He is sur­vived by his wife of 59 years, Sheila Daw­son Stur­di­vant; son, Michael Wes­ley Stur­di­vant and wife, Mar­garet of Pittsboro, NC; daugh­ter, Kim­berly Wrenn Stur­di­vant McCown and hus­band, Thomas of Car­rboro, NC; three grand­chil­dren Wes­ley Charles Stur­di­vant, Laura Beth Stur­di­vant, and Rachel Irene McCown; and two sis­ters, Norma Frances Stur­di­vant Cog­gin of Raleigh, NC and Phyl­lis Stur­di­vant Jor­dan of Pittsboro, NC.

Funeral ser­vices are sched­uled for 2pm on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13, 2018 at Mount Pleas­ant United Methodist Church, 269 Manns Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends fol­low­ing the ser­vice in the church fel­low­ship hall.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily asks that any con­tri­bu­tions be given in his name to Mount Pleas­ant United Methodist Church, the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion or the donor’s char­ity of choice.

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