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Tony Steven Sturgeon, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed on November 12th, 2022 in Gilbert Arizona at the age of 80. He is preceded in death by his parents James Edward and Lula Fern Sturgeon and brother James Edward Sturgeon Jr. He is survived by his wife Welthy Sturgeon, children Susie Butler Ching, Robert Sturgeon, Joseph Sturgeon, and Tony Sturgeon as well as his two sisters Nikki Sturgeon and Mary Ann Sturgeon, his best friend of 50+ years Buddy Beck, along with 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Tony loved playing and recording music, fishing, camping, and was a stranger to no one. He accomplished much in his life including playing an instrumental role in the creation, bottling, and grocery store marketing of Bill Johnson’s Big Apple barbeque sauce which sold millions of bottles throughout the years. Later in his career he was successful in food service sales, driving millions of dollars in business as a highly decorated sales representative for multiple companies.
His music, fun spirit, and larger than life personality will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Arizona Humane Society.
Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home & Cemetery on Friday December 2nd, 2022 at 11:00am with a reception immediately following. 7900 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85207