Born in Porterwood, W.Va., he was the son of the late George and Edith (Phillips) Sturm. Bill worked for General Electric Co. for 30 years and was a founder of Sturm’s Appliance in Middletown.
A Korean War Army veteran, Bill had been active with the Boy Scouts and was a past president of the PTA. He was a pillar of faith in the Barrington United Methodist Church.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, William R. Sturm, Jr. of Middletown and Joseph D. Sturm of Barrington; two daughters, Janice McPartland of Rehoboth and Susan Eddins of Riverside; 3 brothers, Kenneth and Jerry Sturm of W.Va., and Larry Sturm of Va.; 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Barrington United Methodist Church, 230 Washington Road. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Smith-Mason Funeral Home, 398 Willett Ave., Riverside.
Burial with Military Honors will be in Gates of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barrington United Methodist Church. Visit smithmason.com for online condolences.