Henry Hugh Sterling Jr.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Henry Hugh Sterling Jr.

Henry was born on November 30, 1928, in Madill, OK to Hugh and Frances Sterling. He passed away Thursday, March 26, 2022, in Dallas, TX at the age of 93, with his family by his side.

Henry is survived by his wife, Billie and his best pal, Abby; Marsha Moody (Ki); Mike Sterling (Cathy); Janet Wright (Jarrell); six grandchildren: Eric, Blake and Chase Moody, Melissa Sterling, Jason Morris and Lance Wright; six great grandchildren: Cambrynn Moody, Brody and Tinker Perkins, Anna, Mary and Michael Morris; brother Charles Sterling and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Robertson.

Henry joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 1947, while attending Murray College in Tishomingo, OK. That is where he met his wife, Billie Ruth Luster. They were married March 19, 1949, in Gainesville, TX. Henry and Billie just celebrated 73 years of marriage with their family and friends.

Henry was called to active duty in September 1950 due to the Korean Conflict. He served over 20 years and retired at the rank of Captain.

Henry and Billie enjoyed outdoor activities, traveling, playing cards and games with family and good friends. Henry loved woodworking, making Joker boards and finding marbles was one of his favorite things to do. He loved to visit and could talk or make conversation with anyone.

Military service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. A memorial service will be 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Berryville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, Billie has requested donations in Henry’s memory be made to the Berryville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 267, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.