OBITUARY

Earl Lorenzo Sturkey

August 5, 1943January 10, 2020
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Due to complications resulting from a stem-cell transplant, Earl Lorenzo Sturkey, 76, of Columbia, SC, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Nashville VA Medical Center.

He leaves behind his wife, Debra Hartman Sturkey; his daughters, Kimberly Zeitvogel and Holly Sturkey; and three step-children, James Aiken, Amanda Madden and Samantha Francis.

Earl was born on August 5, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL to Raquel Mercado Jacobs and Earl James Sturkey. He grew up in Aiken, SC with his two sisters, Sandra Sturkey and Susan Montross, and graduated from Aiken High School in 1961. Earl was a lieutenant in the Army and graduated from the University of South Carolina. He spent the majority of his career with Seibels Bruce and retired from Seacoast Brokers. Earl had many hobbies, but loved most, spending time with his eight grandchildren; Payton, Cole, Ciara, JC, Joshua, Tatiana, Rorlando and Jordon.

Earl requested to be cremated.

Services

  • Memorial Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Elizabeth Peterson

February 1, 2020

I will miss my cousin Earl. He was so good to my mom, his Aunt Edith. He and Debbie were faithful to go see her after my dad passed away. Earl always kept us laughing at family reunions as we recalled the funny stories of our childhood years at our grandmother’s farm in Georgia.

Rick Hipkins

January 23, 2020

Wanted to see Earl when I found out he was sick, so sorry I didn't, we’ll miss him and his smile. Earl and I attended USC and shared many Business Administrations classes we both enjoyed ski trips to NC, out west and Sailing on Lake Murray. He's a great friend that I'll miss, My hope and prayer is we'll see Earl again smiling, maybe skiing the mountains in Heaven or sailing the vastness of space, the best I'm told. For us who put our faith in Jesus we'll spend eternity enjoying endless joys of Heaven. Blessings and condolences to family he left behind, call on us if we can be helpful to you.
Rick and Ida Hipkins

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