Sterling E. Werkheiser, 85, of Bridge City, passed away on July 8, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steven Leger and Father Jim McClintock. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., with a wake service at 7:30 p.m., on Friday July 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Bethlehem, Pa, on Jan. 28, 1929, he was the son of Osbourne Henry Werkheiser and Edith M. (Kelchner) Werkheiser. Sterling was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the war in Korea. He worked as a plant engineer at Alpha-Portland Cement Plant for 29 years. After he retired from the plant, he worked as a bus driver for BCISD for 22 years. Sterling was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City.  He was a pilot and enjoyed flying, woodworking, telling jokes, and working with his hands. Sterling was a man of excellence and high standards.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Todd Brown; brothers, Henry Don, Lester, Ken, Stanley, and Jerry Werkheiser; sisters Eleanor Ehrie, Doris Teel, and Joanne Schriner.

He is survived by his wife, Bea Werkheiser of Bridge City; children, Victoria Brown and husband, Aval of Bridge City, Diana McDonald and husband, Gary of Dickinson, John “Buddy” Werkheiser and wife, Karla of Macon, Ga., Tammy Oldani and husband, Doug of League City, and Mark Werkheiser and wife, Crystal of Port Neches; sisters, Florence Weller, Betty D’Angelo, and Joyce Helm, all of Easton, Pa; grandchildren, Justin Brown and wife, Jennifer of Houston, Nathan Jeter of Houston, Candace Jeter of San Marcos, Phillip Werkheiser, and Elizabeth Werkheiser, both of Sanford, N.C., Michael Werkheiser of Purserville, Va, Holly Werkheiser, Kaitlyn Joyner of, and Haley Joyner, all of Macon, Ga, Abbey Oldani, and John Oldani, both of League City, Emily Werkheiser of Bridge City, Zara Killman and Kara Killman, both of Port Neches.

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Brown, Nathan Jeter, Phillip Werkheiser, Michael Werkheiser, John Oldani, Aval Brown, Doug Oldani, and Gary McDonald.