Wade Oliver Sturgill, age 88 of 463 Grandview Drive, Sparta, N.C. passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at his residence.

He was born May 3, 1932 in Alleghany County to the late Bert and Mable Hodge Sturgill. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Thomas Sturgill; one grandson, Bradley Joines; two brothers, Billy Sturgill and Bert “Junior” Sturgill; three sisters, Bertha Marlow, Viola Burns, and Wanda Goad. Wade was a volunteer fireman with Sparta Fire Department. He liked to work on lawn mowers and whittle things out of wood. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Nichols Sturgill of the home; three daughters, Judy Caudill and husband Stacy of Sparta, Janet Edwards and husband Ricky of Elk Creek, VA, Susan Joines of Sparta; three grandchildren, Jodie Brown and husband Randy of Glade Valley, Nicki Tilson and husband Jessie of Independence, VA, Stephanie Joines of Galax, VA; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Brown of Laurel Fork, VA, Madison Brown of Glade Valley, Jagger Tilson of Independence, VA, and Conner Brown of Glade Valley; one daughter-in-law, Darla Sturgill of Sparta; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Wade at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Pine Fork Baptist Church with Reverend Roy Houser officiating. Interment will follow at Sparta Cemetery with full military rites conducted by Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the residence. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be made to Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034 Building Fund, P.O. Box 1838, Sparta, N.C. 28675. The family would like to extend special thanks to staff of Medi-Home Hospice of Alleghany. 

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