Barbara (Bobbie) Bradley McReynolds Sturgill was born in Lebanon, VA on July 20, 1937, to A.M. McReynolds and Elsie Jackson McReynolds. She passed away on July 29, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loved ones, after a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer. She was a native of Lebanon, VA. Bobbie worked at Sullins College until its closure in 1969 when she began working at Virginia Intermont College retiring as the Director of Career Development in 2009. Bobbie was the creator of the Interstate Job Fair which is still in existence today helping young people from across the region to network with employers.
On December 1, 1956, Bobbie married Byron Sturgill in Lebanon, VA. Together they have four children who are the loves of Bobbie’s life, along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Faith was always central to her life and she was a long-time member of Victory Baptist Church. She was one of ten children and enjoyed entertaining her extended family at her home on Boone Lake. Bobbie was the ultimate hostess and a wonderful cook. She loved sharing that gift with her friends and family. Bobbie was also a talented quilter and prided herself in making and giving quilts to all of her children, grandchildren, and other special people in her life.
Bobbie was predeceased by her parents and her eldest child, Mark Sturgill. She is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, Byron Sturgill, her daughter Kim (Jeff) Ardell, and sons Phillip (Lisa) Sturgill, and Patrick (Robin) Sturgill. She is also survived by her grandchildren Heather, Stacey, Chris, Sarah, Maria, Hunter, Kaley, Madison, Jenna, Ellen, and Grant, as well as great grandchildren Saylor, Byron, Kate, Claire, and Anna. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.
The family would like to thank caretakers including granddaughter Heather Johnson, Amedisys Hospice, and nurse Ashley Johnson.
The funeral service will be held 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Victory Baptist Church with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:30 until 5:45 p.m. prior to the service. The interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 1, 2022 at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.