Richard "Hank" Sturm

Born: Sat., Feb. 16, 1929
Died: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 08, 2017
Location: Singleton Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Oct. 09, 2017
Location: Southport Presbyterian Church

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Richard "Hank" Sturm, 88, of Greenwood, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 4, 2017.  He was born on February 16, 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Harry and Alta Sturm.  Hank was a 1947 graduate of Southport High School.  On June 4, 1950, he married Roxann Truitt.  He and his father built their first home.

Hank proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict where he attained the rank of Sergeant First Class.  He was employed with Indiana Bell (now A.T.&T.) for 43 years, retiring in 1990.  He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.  An active member of Southport Presbyterian Church, he served as an ordained deacon and elder.

Hank loved his family and spending time with them.  Traveling became one of his passions, as he and Roxann covered most of the U.S. as well as points overseas.

Hank is survived by his wife of 67 years, Roxann; his sons, Steven (Nancy) and David ( Barbara) Sturm; grandchildren, Joshua (Julie) Sturm; Caroline (Tim) Kleyn; Emily Sturm; Daniel (Anna) Sturm; Jonathan Sturm; Melanie Sturm; Michael Sturm; Anastasia Sturm; Gregory (Shelby) Sturm; Laura (Joel) Stafford; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond Sturm; sister, Mildred Constable; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Sturm.  He is preceded in passing by daughter, Karen Sue Sturm; and brothers, Harvey, Howard, and Roland Sturm.

Services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 9, 2017 at Southport Presbyterian Church.  Visitation will be 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center and one hour prior to service time at the church.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Southport Presbyterian Church.  

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Karen Denise (nee Wiser) Powers
   Posted Sat October 07, 2017
Dear Roxann, Steven, and David,
I count myself as blessed to have grown up next door to the Maloneys and the Sturms. I couldn't have wished for better neighbors. Hank was good to my dad and was always helpful...or they helped each other. They worked on a lot of projects together.
My parents haven't had such good neighbors in that house since you all moved.
I spent a lot of time in your home and always felt welcomed.
I can still see Hank's smiling face. I truly believe that every time I saw him, he was smiling.
I am so sorry to hear that he is gone, but I thank God for him and for his devotion to his family, his neighbors, and his church.
I'm thinking of you all with warmest devotion today and always.

CJ Wyatt
   Posted Sun October 08, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of your Father's. passing. It is not easy but I pray you will find comfort in God during this time. I will be praying for you all, and especially your Mom, as you adjust to your new "normal".

Blessings! CJ Wyatt. ; )

Linda Johnston-Bennett
   Posted Mon October 09, 2017
I worked many years with Hank. He was a joy to work with, always smiling, sweet and kind. Always so proud of his family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Karen Cullen
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
I worked with Hank, many years while in CPC & SSC. He was a kind man and a pleasure to work with. Thank you for sharing your kindness and knowledge, Hank! May God rest your soul and bless and comfort your family and friends.

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