Jack E. Sterling


Jack E. Sterling, 88, of North Baltimore, passed away at 5:20 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2022 at Briar Hill Health Campus. He was born on November 8, 1934, in Bowling Green to the late Joseph C. and Geraldine (Moore) Sterling. He married Donna J. Beck on May 28, 1952, and she preceded him in death on October 30, 2022.

Jack is survived by his son, Jack H. Sterling of North Baltimore; daughter, Pam (Sam) Nigh of Van Buren; grandchildren: Amy (Mick) Seibert, Carrie (John) Rankins, Sarah (Jim) Allen, Joshua Nigh, Holli (Brian) Siferd, Kelli Sterling, Joe (Chelsey) Sterling and Blayk Sterling; great-grandchildren: Jeffrey (Samantha) Rodabaugh, Keyana (Devon) Nelson, Rylee Seibert, Noah Rankins, Madelyn Rankins, MacKenzie Rankins, Ariana Allen, Elise Allen, Garrett Siferd, Drew (Kate) Siferd, Miranda (Andrew) Slough, Maicie Leal, Clay Dockery, Joslynn (Allen) Powell and Joseph Sterling; great-great-grandchildren: Nathan, Amelia Rae, Lela, Zane, Dominic, Kenley, Kaiser, Mariam, Mariana and Greyson.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Kay Boney; and great-great-granddaughter, Charlie.

Jack was a retired farmer. He had formerly worked for France Stone Quarry, Semi Driver and JMJ Bulldozing. He was a member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, and a former member of Dayspring Assembly of God in Bowling Green. Jack had also written an editorial for the North Baltimore News under the name of “Farmer Jack.” His loves in life were his family, farming and sharing Jesus.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 2 hours (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) prior to the service. Pastor Rob Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Wingston Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

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