J P Sturdivant, 87, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family.

JP was a native of Moore County, born May 6, 1934.   He was a mechanic by trade and always loved “tinkering” with all kinds of things.   He married the love of his life, Peggy and they have been inseparable ever since.   He loved old vehicles of all kinds, bringing them back to life.  Family was most important and time spent together was very special.   He enjoyed big family gatherings and made sure as many as possible could attend.  He was a son of the late John and Stella Morgan Sturdivant and was preceded in death by brothers: Johnny Sturdivant, Jr., Jimmy Morgan; sisters: Mildred Spangler, Pearl Dowd; grandson: Calvin Harris; faithful dog, Molly.  

JP is survived by his wife of 67 years, Peggy; daughters: Elaine Lamb, Lisa Williams and husband Ricky, Amy McDaniels and husband Donnie,JoAnn Harris and husband Brad;  sons: Gerald Sturdivant and wife Ann, Roger Sturdivant and wife Helen, Toby Sturdivant and wife Charlotte; grandchildren:  Michael Sturdivant, Wayne Sturdivant, Kevin English, Eric Sturdivant, Tiffany Harris, Cody Strurdivant, Melanie Harris, Bradley Harris, Melissa Sturdivant, Christy Sturdivant, Jacob McDaniels, Amber Cole, Marissa Sturdivant, Richard Sullivan, Mary Beth Sullivan, Jonah Sturdivant; great grandchildren:  Andrew, Audrey, Manuel, Gabriella, Brittney, McKayla, Kaitlyn, Kayla, Gracie, Jason, Landon, Brett, Noah, Addie, Kylee, Ava, Bobby, Savannah, Riley, Addilyn, John Luke; great great grandchildren: Brayden, Sara, Andrew, Oakley, Everleigh; sister: Margaret Luck; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Harris Family Cemetery, 1132 Odell Rd, Robbins, NC, with Pastor Colton Moore presiding. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Monday, September 27, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Condolences may be offered online at pinesfunerals.com

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sturdivant family.

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  1. I am sorry to the family for your loss. My sincere condolences to each of you. I will always remember the nights spent with Gerald and Toby. J.P. was always kind and shared a laugh.
    Prayers for all.

  2. I loved my papa dearly. He was amazing papa and I remember hanging out with him in garage on valley street in robbins a little girl. So many good memories

    • JP & Peggy loved each other & their kids Very much. He was a Great man & uncle…and that smile…we used to have so much Fun playing everytime we came to visit. We didn’t want to leave. So Very Sorry for your loss…I Love you Aunt Peggy, cousins Gerald, Toby, Roger, Elaine, Lisa, Amy & Joann…please if you need Anything ! Sendin Prayers & Big Hugs! We Live y’all!!

  3. So sorry for your loss JP was a funny and kind person. He will be missed I know , He loved Peggy with all his heart !
    They loved each other ! I love you all Aunt Peggy and cousins
    Prayers for the family

  4. So sorry for your loss. This family holds a special place in my heart. I have so many memories at their house growing up. JP was loved by everyone that knew him and had a smile that would light up a room. You all are in my thoughts and prayers today and the days ahead. Love you all

  5. JP & Peggy loved each other & their kids Very much. He was a Great man & uncle…and that smile…we used to have so much Fun playing everytime we came to visit. We didn’t want to leave. So Very Sorry for your loss…I Love you Aunt Peggy, cousins Gerald, Toby, Roger, Elaine, Lisa, Amy & Joann…please if you need Anything ! Sendin Prayers & Big Hugs! We Love y’all!!

  6. Joann, Prayers for you and your family. My brother shared fond memories of your dad with me last nite. Cherish your memories.

  7. Dear Toby, Charlotte, Melissa, Wayne,

    May you find peace in all the good memories you have of this man that was your Daddy and Grandfather. Even though I only know you four from this family, it is quite obvious J.T. had great
    values, was of substance, and had a lifelong love for his large family. I am thinking of you four along
    with the grandchildren that were privileged to have known him….

    NASH

  8. We are thinking of your family during your sad time! May God’s Blessings and Peace surround you now, and continually, as you adjust to life without J.P.💐

  9. So sorry to hear this Amy he was a good man and father I remember you talking about him when we were working together praying for you and the family

  10. Lisa, Roger, and all the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers and with you.

    Bobby & Patricia Jeffries

  11. May u find these few words from my heart knowing just how u are feeling . Knowing the pain and the emptiness you are going through, I’m still feeling it and it’s going on 4 yrs. But know that he is with God cuz I know that my dad is and he want have to feel no more pain or sadness’s of losing them. But I know he loved me and I he knew I loved him . May his walk with God be as beautiful as he and I can’t wait to join them . Till our time!

  12. Mrs. Sturdivant and family,
    Kim and I are grieved for you all in your loss of Mr. Sturdivant. A hard-working man who loved his family and friends. He was a good friend to my dad. He will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. We love you. Bruce and Kim Williams

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