Edgar Smith Sturgis III


Mr. Edgar Smith Sturgis III, 88, died peacefully in his home in Eastville Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

He was predeceased by his father, Edgar Smith Sturgis Jr.; mother, Elizabeth Scarborough Sturgis; daughter, Eleanor Scarborough Sturgis; and brother, Willis Scarborough Sturgis. He is survived by his wife, Katharine Foley Sturgis; son, James Charles Sturgis; five nieces; four nephews; and many cousins. 

He was a graduate of VPI and a U.S. Air Force jet pilot instructor. He returned to the Shore and joined his father in Northampton Insurance Agency. He served as mayor of Eastville for 40 years and fire chief of Eastville Volunteer Fire Company for 25 years. He was a member and past master of Capeville Masonic Lodge No. 107 AF &AM and was also the past district deputy grandmaster of the 12th masonic district. Mr. Sturgis was very proud that he attained the rank of eagle scout in the Boy Scouts.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Daniel Crockett officiating. Interment followed in the church yard. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 367, Eastville, VA  23347.

  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.foxfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements were made by Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville.


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