Phillip Ray Sturges
Sr., 76, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at home with his family and loved ones surrounding
He was born in Princeton and graduated from PrincetonHigh School in 1952. He joined the U.S. Army and served two tours in France where he met and married his soul mate, Renee
He served his country for 12 years. Later Phil worked as a refrigeration
technician for Bruckenís and Geo Koch and Sons. He
retired as a pipefitter from Plumbers and
Steamfitters Local 136. Phil was an avid hunter, fisherman and pilot. He was a
true patriot and animal lover, especially his buddy, Captain.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years,
Renee; his twin sister, Phyllis (Marvin) Kissel; five
children, Cathy (Dennis) Mullins, Phil Jr. (Angie) Sturges,
Elisabeth Auth, Steve (Cherie) Sturges; Barry (Diana)
Sturges; eight grandchildren; two step
great-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Oscar
and Captola; and
brothers, Frank and Fred Sturges.
Funeral services will be at Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at Sunset Funeral Home in Evansville. Burial will follow in SunsetMemorial Park.
Visitation will be from on Friday and until the service hour on Saturday at the funeral home.