Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 11, 2013

Charles Wayne Sturdivant

Charles Wayne Sturdivant, 71, of Van Vleck, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston.

Visitation will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

The funeral service will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 with Pastor Rick Lamb from Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Wayne was born in Roscoe to Charlie and Gladys Sturdivant on Aug. 2, 1941. He graduated Hermleigh High School in 1959, married Lavetta (Boulware) Sturdivant in 1963, had five children, and went on to become a mechanic, parts manager, and store manager for agri-business companies. He opened his home to numerous foster children during 1995 to 2008 and was a member of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. He enjoyed barbecuing, fishing and camping, riding his motorcycle, building and fixing things, landscaping, spending time with his family, and helping others.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Gladys; and brother Gary Sturdivant.

Wayne is survived by his wife Lavetta (Boulware) Sturdivant of Beaumont; son Allen of Sugar Land; daughter Tannya Smith of Ft Worth; son Steve and daughter-in-law Debbie of West Monroe, La.; daughters Tara and Tammi Sturdivant of Beaumont; and five grandchildren Haley Sturdivant, Zachary Smith, Anthony Smith, Leah Smith, and Cheston Sturdivant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief or Lottie Moon through your Baptist Church or Calvary Baptist Church - Beaumont, or Condolences may be left in Wayne's online guestbook at

Pallbearers include: Jerry Bishop of Zavala, Larry Boulware of Snyder, John Harding of Tyler, Sonny Hinojosa  of Edinburg, Dean McCorkle of College Station, Clyde Jones – honorary pallbearer of Corsicana.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital – Sugar Land, and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital – Houston for their exemplary efforts and loving support in his final days; in particular Dr. Marcus Sims and his ER staff, Dr. James Livesay and his operating staff, the cardio-vascular (CV-2) and neuro (7S4) recovery groups.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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