Harvey Glen Sterling, 72, Bridge City, Texas
Harvey Glen Sterling, 72, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on November 24, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Pastor Douglas Shows.
Born in Goose Creek, Texas, on March 10, 1946, he was the son of Gibson Brock Sterling and Harvie “Ellen” (Lowe) Sterling. Glen was a member of the Cosmopolitan Masonic Lodge #872 in Port Arthur and the Masonic Lodge #1368 in Nederland. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.
“The day Harvey Glen Sterling was conceived God knew our world needed a very special man. Glen lived up to all of God’s expectations and He was pleased with the man He created. Our family will never be complete without him, but I thank God for his life and the example of a God fearing man who was put in our lives. He touched so many lives and many we will never know in his journey of life, and bravely faced an almost constant assault by the devil during one of the toughest battles of his life. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. I was always amazed by the smile he had for everyone no matter how sick he was or how bad he was feeling. I thank God for allowing me to call him my brother-in-law. In all the years I knew him there was never a job he was unable to perform. He literally built their beautiful home with his two hands, but that job included starting over again and again when their home was destroyed a number of times due to natural disasters and recently had begun all over when their home was damaged by a fire. He never felt sorry for himself as he saw his neighbors dealing with losing their homes too. His faith was so strong he never blamed God and just picked up the pieces to begin again. The one thing that gives me comfort is knowing his loving mom and dad were in Heaven to greet him with a “welcome home son!” I pray God comfort Thelma and David during this difficult time and meet all their needs. I will also be in prayer for his brothers Billy Frank, Roy, Mickey and his sister Patsy. Thank you dear Lord for giving us Glen Sterling to be a part of our lives. He is now rejoicing in Heaven with cousin Edith, aunts and uncles as well as other loved ones…..what a reunion they must be having in that glorious place called Heaven. So, Glen it is not goodbye, but only until we meet again! Glory be to God.” – Carolyn Sterling Finley
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gibson and Ellen Sterling; and his brother-in-law, Luke Gordon Collins.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 ½ years, Thelma (Williams) Sterling of Bridge City; his children, Arlin Sterling and wife Sadie of Nederland, and David Malcolm Sterling of Hurst; his grandchildren, Phillip Sterling and wife Mindi, and Keith Sterling; his great-grandchildren, Kristina Sterling, Phillip Sterling, Jr., and Marcus Sterling; his siblings, William Franklin Sterling and wife Sue of Buna, Roy Gibson Sterling of Nederland, Pasty Lanell Collins of Winnie, and Mickey Donald Sterling of Gist; and his numerous nieces and nephews.