Harvey Lee Sterling, 69, of Pinehurst passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, at Baptist Hospital in Orange.
Harvey was lifelong resident of Orange; born Dec. 19, 1945 in Orange to Naomi (Curl) and Sylvester Claude Sterling. He served his country in the Marine Corp for four and a half years and the Army for two years during the Vietnam War. Harvey was a member of New Life Tabernacle Church in Orange and he worked in construction for many years as a pile driver and welder with Millwrights Local Union No. 2484. He enjoyed the outdoors; going fishing, camping, hunting and taking care of his fruit tree. Harvey was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be missed dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Sterling; daughter, Christina Lynn Gurre; son, Roger Wade Sharpless; sisters, Nancy Brock, Yvonne Dickerson; brothers, Richard Sterling, Eddie Sterling, Leonard Sterling, Adnell Sterling, Darrell Sterling.
Harvey is survived by his wife, Ruth “Nell” Sterling of Orange; daughters, Georgette Cole and husband, Byron of Vidor, Sherry Lynnell Vanwinkle and husband, Eddie of Silsbee, Rhonda Faye Miller and husband, Wayne of Spring, Patricia Ann Molina and husband, Michael of Wills, Edna Ruth Midkiff and husband, Ernie of Austin, Christine Lee Sterling of Orange, Naomi Elizabeth Sterling of Orange and Judith Caroline Mendoza and husband, Oscar of Orange. He is also survived by his 31 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 30, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1:00 pm at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mack McDonald officiating. Cremation will follow the services.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.