- Cullman, Alabama


April 30, 2014

Benny ‘Joe’ Sterling Jr.

Sardis community — Benny ‘Joe’ Sterling Jr.

Benny “Joe” Sterling Jr., 46, of the Sardis community, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his home.

He was born November 6, 1967, in Cullman. Joe graduated from Addison High School in 1986, worked as auto machinist at B&D Machine in Addison and enjoyed racing, fixing old cars, riding motorcycles, hunting and spending time with his nephews. He was known by his friends as "Big Joe." He loved his friends and family and would do anything he could for them.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Sardis Baptist Church No. 2 in Addison, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. He will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Brother Mackey Watts and Brother Greg Dollar will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Joe is survived by his parents, Benny Joe and Margaret Glover Sterling; sister, Renee Allred; and nephews, Joseph Allred and C.J. Allred.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Lillian Sterling and Ira and Geda Glover.

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