Charles Sturm

Charles Brooks Sturm, 85, of Morgantown, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home.

He was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Lestor and Stella Carpenter Sturm.

On April 16, 1947, he married Ercie Mae Smith, who preceded him in death Dec. 13, 1993.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Gordon Sturm; and one great-grandson, Christopher M. Stauffer.

He is survived by two daughters, Peggy Jo Sturm of Volga and Tami Norfolk of Thurmont, Md.; one son, Jeffrey Craig Sturm of Moundsville; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Sturm was a federal mine inspector. He was member of Queens Chapel United Methodist Church in Volga, Bigelow Lodge 52 A.F. & A.M. and the Philippi Chapter 41 Eastern Star. Charles was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Shrine Club.

Friends will be received today from 5-8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hermon Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. Bigelow Lodge 52 A.F. & A.M. will provide Masonic graveside rights.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.