Mr. Oakley Clyde Sturgill, age 88 of Dallas, Georgia, passed away June 2, 2004 at WellStar Paulding Hospital.
Mr. Sturgill was born January 16, 1916 in Letcher County, Kentucky, son of the late Melvin Clyde and Mary Elizabeth (Blanton) Sturgill. He was a member of Dallas Church of God but had been attending Unity Baptist Church for several years and was a retired inspector of a copper tube manufacturing company in Detroit, Michigan. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Mary Pleake of Dallas; three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (Pat) Sturgill of South Gate, Michigan, Harold Sturgill of Florida and Darrell and Debbie Sturgill of Dallas; two step-sons, Mr. and Mrs. Leon (Charlene) Gilbert of Marietta and Mr. Edward Gilbert of Cartersville; step-daughter, Mrs. Shirley Ezell of Kennesaw; sister, Mrs. Maude Smith of Raleigh, North Carolina; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; severla nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mrs. Grace Parsons Sturgill who passed away August 29, 1986; wife of 14 years, Mrs. Ethel Meeks Sturgill, who passed away August 7, 2001 and seven brothers, Mr. Oliver Lee Sturgill, Mr. Virgil P. Sturgill, Mr. Taulby A. sturgill, Mr. Odus H. Sturgill, Mr. Denver Sturgill, Mr. Otto V. Sturgill and Mr. Ralph Sturgill.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. from Benson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donald Voyles officiating. Special music was rendered by Mr. Olen Walker, Mr. Helen Walke and Mr. Willard Walker.
Interment followed in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, Gene Sturgill, David Sturgill, Eddie Sturgill, Steve Miller, Jim Miller, Dennis Miller and Rodney Pleake.
Benson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.