Kathy Cobb Sturgill born February 15, 1955, “slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God” on September 12, 2021. She was 66 years old.
Kathy was raised in Frakes, Kentucky, surrounded by her large extended Cobb, Partin, Maiden and Henderson family. She attended Henderson Settlement High School and later graduated from Lincoln Memorial University as a Registered Nurse in 1978. She worked for 35 years as an RN in all areas with a focus on medical-surgical and critical care. Her ministry of nursing primarily took place at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Knoxville.
Kathy had a heart filled with compassion for the elderly and for those struggling with addiction. In her semi-retirement years, she was a nursing home administrator and later helped manage Pump Spring Baptist’s “Heart of Hope” residential ministry for women with addiction issues or transitioning from prison.
Kathy was a devoted mother and grandmother, daughter, sister, daughter in law, cousin, and friend. She loved her children Arlie Napier and Matthew and Mark Sturgill – but ADORED her grandchildren: Haylee, Cameron (CJ), Kaylee, Hunter, John Daniel, and Zachary. Her greatest accomplishment was seeing to it that her grandchildren knew the Lord as she did – as Savior, Comforter, Protector and Refuge.
Kathy is survived by her children Matthew (Brittney) Sturgill and Mark Sturgill, parents Arlie and Margie Cobb, brother Darrell (Annette) Cobb, sister Leah Shannon (Larry) Snodgrass, grandchildren John Daniel and Zachary Napier and Haylee, Cameron (CJ), Kaylee and Hunter Sturgill, special nieces Alexandra and Alisha Snodgrass, special uncle Homer Cobb, special cousin Karen Miracle Torez, dear friends Mary Ann Frost, Carolyn Gray, Charlene Mullins and Judy Gregory and a host of other beloved family and friends.
Kathy was preceded in death by her oldest son Arlie Napier, brother Douglas Cobb, former husband Jerry Sturgill and beloved mother-in-law, Louise Sturgill.
A celebration of life service will take place Friday September 17, 2021, at Pump Springs Baptist Church, 225 Pump Springs Road, Harrogate TN 37752. Family will receive visitors from 5-6:45 PM and the celebration of life service will start at 7 PM. Interment and graveside service will take place at 11 AM at the Cobb Family Cemetery in Frakes, Kentucky, on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
“What brings a person value, significance, and hope is not what he does, but with Whom he does it. The call to live in continual communion with God means that every person’s life, no matter how mundane, is elevated to sacred heights.” Skye Jethani