Robert C. "Bob" Sturgis, Sr., 69, of Solsberry, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008 in Bloomington Hospital.
Born May 4, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Frank V. and Gertrude E. (Musall) Sturgis.
He was the owner and operator of Sturgis Garage. He graduated in 1957 from Bloomington High School.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Lee (Whaley) Sturgis, of Solsberry; two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert C. Sturgis, Jr. and Francesca Sturgis of Bloomington and Daniel O. Sturgis of Florence, Indiana; one daughter and son-in-law, Debra L. and Steven L. Lankford of Spencer; two stepchildren, Heather Crowe of Terre Haute and Travis Crowe of Solsberry; nine grandchildren, Lucy Lankford of Spencer, Daniel T. Lankford of Terre Haute, Adam Seth Lankford of Jaen, Spain, Stephanie Sturgis of Bloomington, Kyle Pearson and Ryan Pearson, both of Houston, TX, Christopher Lee Sturgis of Gosport, Heather Renee Horton and her husband, Sebastian, of Ellettsville, and Brandon Michael Sturgis of Terre Haute; two great-grandchildren, Evan Pearson of Houston, Texas, and Stella Horton of Ellettsville; one brother, Frank V. Sturgis, and his wife, Judy, of Bloomington, Indiana; three sisters-in-law, Phyllis Sturgis, Phyllis Gray, and Mary Lou Craig, all of Bloomington; one aunt, Lucille Sturgis of Bedford; several nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia (Gray) Sturgis; one son, William Joseph Sturgis; and one brother, Richard R. Sturgis.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Bloomington with Rev. Frank VanAllen officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be left at www.mem.com.