EAST PRAIRIE - Joe Howard Sturgeon, 65, died at 7 a.m. Dec. 16, 2005, at his home.
Born April 18, 1940, in Malden, son of the late Alfred Cleo and Helen Bowman Sturgeon, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life, where he was a retired farmer and construction worker. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and a former member of the East Prairie Jaycees.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Ruth Cave Sturgeon, died March 3, 1992.
Survivors include: one son, Todd Quentin Sturgeon of East Prairie; two daughters, Leilia Johnson of East Prairie and Adreianna Hawkins of Imboden, Ark.; two grandchildren, Ashley Johnson and Kade Hawkins; and a special friend, Danielle Cummins of East Prairie.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Henry Foster will officiate.
Burial willl follow in the Dogwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Don Hequembourg, Scott Hequenbourg, David Jackson, Anthony Hawkins, Randy Casey, David Casey and Jimmy Cave.