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Charles E. Sturgill

March 24, 1943 — February 10, 2024


Charles E. Sturgill

Charles E. Sturgill, 80, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024, at The Willows of Shelbyville.

He was born March 24, 1943, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the son of Haskel and Ethel (Blair) Sturgill.   On October 15, 1961, he married Edna Mae “Peanut” McDaniel, and she preceded him in death on November 19, 2018.

He is survived by his sons, Eddie Sturgill and wife, Rita, of Shelbyville, and Tim Sturgill and wife, Julia, of Florida; brother, Tommie Sturgill and wife, Yong; sister, Wilma Staker of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Emma Jean Sturgill of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Alisha Sturgill and companion, Sam Jackson, Blake Sturgill and wife, Victoria, Clare Spilman and husband, Brock, and Todd Sturgill; great-grandchildren, Dalyce Sturgill, Jaxon Sturgill, Oaklynn Sturgill, and Warner Spilman; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Peanut, Charles was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Bobby Sturgill, Doug Sturgill, Frank Sturgill and Donnie Sturgill.

Charles graduated from Shelbyville High School.

He retired in September of 1994, as an inspector for Allison Transmission, with 30 years of service.

Charles enjoyed going fishing and camping.

He loved the time he spent with his family and they created many wonderful memories together.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 am, Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 11 am, Tuesday, at the funeral home, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

Charles’ family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of The Willows of Shelbyville for the wonderful care he received.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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