Milton Eugene Sturm

Milton Eugene Sturm, 83, of Belington, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in the Hospice Wing of Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born Jan. 16, 1934, at Philippi, a son of the late Ira L. and Mary Elizabeth (Haller) Sturm.

On Dec. 28, 1954, he was married to the former Shirley Caroline Corley, who survives.

Also surviving are a special nephew, Bernie Corley, and wife, DJ, of West Milford, his caregiver for several years, and several other nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Mr. Sturm was a 1953 graduate of Philippi High School. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a helicopter mechanic for the Presidential Marine One for eight years.

He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and was a life member of the Laurel Mountain Post No. 410 V.F.W.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Oct. 23, from the Stemple and Forman Funeral Home, 966 S. Main St., Philippi.

The Rev. Arthur Malcolm will officiate, and interment will follow in the K of P Mountain View Cemetery.

Friends could call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends also may call today from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour.

Stemple & Forman Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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