Richard Sturm

Richard (Dick) Sturm, 71, of Bryan, TX, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. His family will receive guests beginning at 8:30 am Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Callaway-Jones Funeral Center until service at 9:30 am. Inurnment will be in the College Station Memorial Cemetery, 3800 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, College Station.

Dick was born on August 30, 1945 to Hugo and Joan Belch Sturm in Fairmont, West Virginia.  Following high school, Dick served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He would later return to a career at IBM for 25 years.  Dick had a love of the outdoors, hunting, fishing and target shooting.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Larry Sturm and Ted Sturm.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn Sparks Sturm; two daughters Shannon Sturm Overby (husband Don) of College Station, TX and  Kelli Sturm Reeves (husband Drue) of Round Rock, TX;  five grandchildren Zachary Overby (wife Erica) of Colorado Springs, CO, Wesley Overby of College Station, TX, Natalie Reeves, Madison Reeves, and Lauren Reeves of Round Rock, TX; brother Mark Bigler (wife Gloria) of Fairmont, WV; sister Donna Miller (husband Bob) of FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Brazos Valley (502 W 26th Street Bryan, TX  77803) or Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Bryan (3100 Cambridge Drive Bryan, TX 77802).

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  1. I am so sorry the world lost Dick. He was always so sweet to Carver teachers. God bless you Carolyn and girls. I will be thinking about your during the time. Cathy Breen

  2. I was so saddened to hear about the loss of Mr. Sturm. I have such fond memories of him when Kelli & I were growing up together in Georgetown. He was such a sweet man. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with The Sturm family. Gods peace.

  3. I worked with Dick when I was an Admin at IBM. He was always so sweet, and treated me with kindness and respect. He was a truly good man, and Heaven is a richer place because he is there. May God bless each of you in Dick’s family and keep you in His care!

  4. Rejoice brother, in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for eternity. You are missed and loved by us all. Not much longer now till you come with the throngs of heavenly host to call all God’s redeemed children home. So appreciate everything you taught me about being family, a brother, a dad, a grandfather and a husband. Sorry we didn’t get that one last motorcycle ride together. Will always and forever miss your smile and your sense of humor.

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