Charles Bryan Sturms, 53, a native of Parsons, and more recently a resident of Key West, Fla., departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at his home. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Saturday, May 9, 1959, at Fairfax, Va., a son of the late Robert William and Shirley Ann Lanham Sturms.
Surviving are one brother, Robert Steven "Steve" Sturms and companion, Donna Marie Mullunnex; Charlie's companion, Tom Pemberton of Florida; one nephew, Steven "Matthew" Sturms and wife, Lisa, of Michigan; and four great-nieces and great-nephews, Jacob, Donovan, Collin and Lila, all of Michigan; two uncles, Bob Sturms and wife, Dorothy, of Virginia, and Jack Sturms and wife, Mary Ann, of Florida.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1978. He had worked at Campbell's Meat Market for years. He was a former employee of Davis Memorial Hospital in the physical therapy department. He worked at Big Ruby's Guest House in Key West, Fla., as the assistant hotel manager until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his two dashunds, Jake and Jackson. He was an avid cook and enjoyed home repairs and gardening.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Sunday at 2 p.m. Pastor Allen D. Crosten will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Bryan Sturms. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.