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Barry Sturm

Barry Charles Sturm, 71 of Cairo, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at his home. He was born May 17, 1946 in Leonardtown, Maryland to Billy Burdell Sturm and Mary Idola Wallace Sturm. Barry joined the United States Navy and honorably served his country from 1965 to 1969. After returning from duty he became a member of a band and toured many states for several years. He was a very talented musician as well as loving “high end”. He could play the drums, bass guitar, electric guitar and trumpet as well as sing. Barry also worked for Norfolk and Southern for many years as an engineer before retiring. He enjoyed working on vehicles especially his El Camino which he tricked out with carpeted walls. Barry was a member of Timber Lake Christian Church and will be missed by all who knew him. Preceding Barry in death are his parents and two sisters, Brenda Ann Ward and Doris Lee Cupp. Survivors include his siblings, Renelle Marie Evans and Vicki Lynn (Ron) Sollenberger all of Columbia, Fred Ward of Moberly; Fred’s son, Thomas Glen Ward of Warrenton; Fred’s grandson, Vincent Ward of Illinois and extended family. A memorial visitation celebrating Barry’s life will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are appreciated to the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd, Columbia, MO 65202. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Timber Lake Christian Church. The church will host a potluck dinner following the service. Please attend and bring a dish to share.

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He will forever be missed.

Anonymous Jan 19 2019 12:00 AM

RIP dear classmate

Anonymous Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

Barry was always the light of our high school reu

Anonymous Mar 14 2018 12:00 AM

Such a talented man. Many fond memories of Barry. RIP cuz. I'm sure there's a huge party in Heaven...

Anonymous Mar 14 2018 12:00 AM

Hug everyone for me.....

Anonymous Mar 14 2018 12:00 AM

I loved Barry's passion for life, his humble transparency about his struggles and his love for the Lord and his church. He loved to play music and work with children, helping others know Jesus. Grace.

Anonymous Mar 14 2018 12:00 AM

I did not go to our 50th class reunion!

Anonymous Mar 14 2018 12:00 AM

RIP my dear cousin.Hug everyone for us.

Anonymous Mar 13 2018 12:00 AM

One of the best friends you could ever have. Godsp

Anonymous Mar 13 2018 12:00 AM