Roll of Honor

James Allen Sturgill

James Allen Sturgill

  • Firefighter
  • Pound Volunteer Fire Department
  • Virginia
  • Age: 39
  • Year of Death: 2021

James Allen Sturgill was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, on June 11, 1982, to Moe and Lois Sturgill. Born eight weeks early and only weighing around two pounds, James was a fighter from the word go. James attended Wise Primary, LF Addington, and graduated from JJ Kelly High School, Class of 2000.

James met his wife, Susan, on December 15, 2001, and they were married on May 10, 2002. Over the span of their 19-year marriage, they had three boys—Josh, Jordan and Jacob—whom he loved with all his heart.

James wore many hats. He worked in carpentry, drove an off-road coal truck, worked in the coal mines and on drilling rigs.

James’s biggest love, outside of his family, was being a volunteer firefighter. James joined Pound Volunteer Fire Department on January 14, 2002, right after he and Susan started dating. James would do anything for anyone who he thought needed help. He was the first one to jump in and lend a hand. James had the biggest heart and never met a stranger.

To know James was to have a friend for life. He had the biggest smile and loved with everything he had.

James left this earth on September 12, 2021.

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