Ed was born in 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he grew up. He was the son of Edgar B. Sterrett, Sr. and Elizabeth Frailey Sterrett. He graduated from Overbrook High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, right out of high school, and five months prior to the end of World War II. He signed up for another two years in the Navy after the war ended. Ed attended and graduated from Gettysburg College and was active in ROTC, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, intramural sports, and the college choir. He also met his future wife, Nancy, there. They spent 65 happy years together before his death. After graduation, he worked for Armstrong World Industries and had assignments in Chicago, Minneapolis, Lancaster, PA, Los Angeles, Gaithersburg, MD, and Atlanta before retiring. Ed and Nancy have four children: Elizabeth (William White), Virginia (Jerry Chen), Thomas (Linda McVey), and Carole (Kurt Doner). They have 10 grandchildren, one step-grandson, and six great grandchildren. His sisters, Jane Acton and Thelma Nulton, are both deceased. Ed was a member of the Button Gwinnett Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, and served a term as Georgia State President. He also was a member of Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville and sang in the church choir. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11 AM at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church 3305 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ed's memory to Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry.

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  1. We’re lifting you up in our prayers and holding you close in our hearts.
    Loving you, Glenn Knight, Sabrina Frederick and Milly

  2. I’ll never forget my Mr Ed. He was one of my surrogate dads in high school. I love how he referred to us as 1-2-3-4 based on our age. Such a wonderful man and we were blessed to know him. Also blessed whenever he let us take big blue out for a ride. Love you carole and nancy and Tom and family. My prayers are with you.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I have such great memories of the Sterrett family at Apostles Lutheran in Sandy Springs when Vernon and I were there in ministry. Nancy, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!

  4. Button Gwinnett Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) want to let you know that your are in our thoughts and prayers. We appreciate Ed’s past service to the Chapter and to the Georgia SAR.
    John Goodwin
    President, Button Gwinnett Chapter SAR

  5. Nancy and Family,
    We will remember him as a pleasant man and we will
    miss him.
    Our deepest sympathy is with you and your family.
    May the love that was given, and the memories that were shared be
    a comfort to you in days to come.
    May the Lord wrap His arms around you and give you peace.
    [2Timothy 4:7-8 KJV] 7 I have fought a good fight,
    I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:
    8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
    which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and
    not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

  6. Please accept our deepest sympathy for you and your family. We were your neighbors in Dunwoody and always enjoyed Visiting with Ed and family. Our prayers are with all the family.

  7. We remember times when we first met in the neighborhood. We, as new home owners would share problems we uncovered in our new homes. Somehow we got thru it all and became friends. I always enjoyed the glass of late afternoon wine with both of you and hearing Ed complain when Nancy kept him limited to one glass. As time moves on, we remember the past and continue to trust the Heavenly Father for our future.

    May God bless the Sterrett family,
    Richard and Marie English

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