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James H. Sterling

July 14, 1938 — January 22, 2023

Greeneville, TN

James H. Sterling


JAMES H. STERLING, 84 years old, of Greeneville, TN, passed away at 6:15 a.m. on January 22, 2023 at his home after a struggle with major illnesses. He was a very kind and caring person who enjoyed telling jokes, a variety of music, and building computers. After graduating from U.T. Knoxville his major employment was spent in the agriculture field as field representative for Stokely Van Camp and Moody Dunbar Canners. He had a deep Christian faith and brings us joy knowing that God’s arms embrace him. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean Horner Sterling; and two children, John H. Sterling, and Kathy Lynn Jones (Stacy), and their son, Alex. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Grace Hayes Sterling Gass; grandson, Jacob Houston Sterling Gass; granddaughter, Sydney Sterling Bardo (Chris); and the two great-grandchildren, Kinsleigh and Kohen. He is also survived by three sisters, Nancy Austin, Sue Green and Betty Daugherty; and several nieces and nephews in the Sterling family. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2022 inside the mausoleum at Jefferson Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated by Asbury United Methodist Church, 201 S Main St, Greeneville, TN 37743.


Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN  865-475-3892

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