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Jimmy Wrenn Sturdivant

April 2, 1939 ~ December 6, 2018 (age 79)

Jimmy Wrenn Sturdivant

Born and raised on his family’s farm in Chatham County, NC, Jimmy Wrenn Sturdivant loved his family and community.  He was a master of repairing the unrepairable, sharing a good story, and enjoying his time outdoors.  He departed this world peacefully, on Thursday, December 6, 2018, doing what he enjoyed most, helping his family. 

Jimmy was born on April 2, 1939 in Chatham County to Robert Junior and Lena Andrews Sturdivant.  He graduated from Pittsboro High School and later began his business career as co-owner of Johnson -Strowd - Ward Furniture Store in Chapel Hill, NC.  He was a loving husband, friend, farmer, and small business owner.  His lived his strong faith and values daily.  He was an active member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and role-modeled living a simple abundant life.  His friendly demeanor and conversational gift will be missed by his family, friends, and many loyal customers.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters; Bobbye Lee Sturdivant Marler, Billie Jo Sturdivant Norwood, and Virginia Dare Sturdivant.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sheila Dawson Sturdivant; son, Michael Wesley Sturdivant and wife, Margaret of Pittsboro, NC; daughter, Kimberly Wrenn Sturdivant McCown and husband, Thomas of Carrboro, NC; three grandchildren Wesley Charles Sturdivant, Laura Beth Sturdivant, and Rachel Irene McCown; and two sisters, Norma Frances Sturdivant Coggin of Raleigh, NC and Phyllis Sturdivant Jordan (Donald) of Pittsboro, NC and brother-in-law, James F.Norwood of Chapel Hill, NC.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2pm on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 269 Manns Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any contributions be given in his name to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association or the donor’s charity of choice. 

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