James Sturtevant

James Russell Sturtevant

Friday, March 7th, 1947 - Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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James Russell Sturtevant, age 73 of Cookeville, Tennessee, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by family.

He was born to the late Russell and Jean Sturtevant on Friday, March 7, 1947 in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Peggy Achilles of Barre, Vermont, and mother and father in law Clifford and Helen Cobbett of Abington, Massachusetts, He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly Cobbett Sturtevant, son Nicholas (Michella) Sturtevant of Murfreesboro, daughter Sheila (Ray) Carpenter-Poole of Lebanon, grandchildren Andrew Austin, Zachary Spencer, Dylan Poole, Maddie Carpenter, Asher Sturtevant, and Annabelle Poole. Brother Bob (Carol) Sturtevant of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, sister Shirley (Dave) Osborne of Reading, Massachusetts.

Mr. Sturtevant graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School in 1965, and received vocational certifications as an Automotive Mechanic, an Aviation Master Mechanic, an Aeronautical Master Technician, Modern Engine Servicing, and Industrial Electrical Technology. He opened and owned Jim's Repair Shop in Halifax Massachusetts for 19 years from 1970 to 1989. He was employed with Russell Stover as an Electrical Maintenance Tech for 12 years.

He enjoyed model trains, video games, Ford Mustangs and other classic cars, horses, and working around his property. He was a dog lover who always had his pet Jack Russell Terrier named Cleo in his lap.

James will be cremated at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will not hold a memorial service at this time. The family wishes to thank the kind staff at Cookeville Regional Hospital, Signature Healthcare, and Avalon Hospice of Cookeville, Tennessee for their devoted care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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