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James "Jim" Bertram Sturgeon

August 9, 1943 — July 10, 2023

James "Jim" Bertram Sturgeon

 

James “Jim” Bertram Sturgeon, of Newburg, passed away Monday, July 10th, 2023, at the age of 79. He was born in Rolla, MO, on August 9th, 1943, to the late Robert and Lillian Cleo (Dunlap) Sturgeon. Jim married Judy (Grisham) Sturgeon in October of 1965, and had one daughter, Stacy (Sturgeon) Davis. Jim was a farmer and would never be seen without a John Deere Hat. He was a man of Integrity and loved his farm and his family. Everyone loved his stories and shared the wealth of knowledge over the years. He was preceded in death by his late brother, Robert (Ruth) Sturgeon. Jim is survived by his wife, Judy Sturgeon of Newburg, MO, and daughter Stacy (Les) Davis of Nixa, MO; two sisters Stevie Friend, and Julie (Craig) Green, and one brother Bill (Michelle) Sturgeon.  Nephews and nieces Andy Friend, Randy Friend, Jim Friend, Shane Sturgeon, Dana Sturgeon, Shannon Ellington, Katie Pooler, Ben Green, and Kerrie Brady. Jim’s grandchildren, Austin Davis, and Andy (Tiffani) Davis, and great-grandchildren Dakota and Ryker.

Jim loved his niece, Angie (Davy) Watkins like his own daughter, and Mike (Angie Dell) Foster like his own son. Their children/grandchildren, Sydney (Austin) Fryer, Savannah (Keaton Hunt) Eyberg, Jayme Eyberg, Mariah Watkins, Mya Watkins, Tyler Watkins, Ethan Watkins, Hayden Foster, and Tyler Floyd. Great-grandchildren Taylor Kay Fryer, Logan Fryer, and James Eyberg III.

 

Please join us on Saturday, August 12th from 3pm to 7pm for a

Celebration of Life at Houston House in Newburg, MO.

 

There is a Farmer

My Farmer was a man of Integrity

A man that never stopped loving you

A man that worked from the daylight to sunset

A man that everyone remembers him and the stories he has shared over the years

A man of very high standards of himself and his family

A best friend, a neighbor, a husband, a brother, a son, a papa, a dad

There is a Farmer

A man of strength and courage

A man that accepts no failures and teaches others

A man that values his farm, his animals, his friends, and his family

A man that takes care of others and will continue to provide

There is a Farmer

A man that will give you his shirt off your back if you need it

A man that walks his land with joy, A man that loves his farm

A man that loved his John Deere

A man that does not show pain, only shows wisdom

A man that built a legacy, and shared so many memories with you

A man that had the blue eyes of the sky

A man that smiled into your soul

A man of many talents

There is a Farmer

A man that was a rock and the person that you went to with every problem

A man of truth, A man with a white beard like the snow

A man with wrinkles of time, A man that wore boots with holes

There is a Farmer

My Farmer is in Heaven

If my tears could build a stairway

I would walk to Heaven and bring you back again

My Farmer is in Heaven, we love you dad

{sd/7/2023}

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