Sheldon Ray Sturm

April 22, 1963 - July 27, 2021

Sheldon Ray Sturm, 58, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2018, formerly of Concord, NC, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born April 22, 1963 in Vienna, West Virginia to Steve and Mary Sturm, now deceased.

Sheldon was of the Christian faith. He was a devoted caring partner and proud loving father. Sheldon always brought happiness everywhere he went. He was a hard worker and loved helping others. He was a lifelong Republican and Free Mason. He was a devoted husband. He was employed at Bob Dean Supply. He graduated from Glennville State College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Diane Sturm of 1402 SW 5th Ave., Cape Coral; two loving children, Stefan Chapman (Tuyen) of Thomasville, GA, and Austin Sturm of Seattle, WA; as well as two sisters, Sheri Lowe (Conrad) of Myrtle Beach, Sc, and Susie Smith of Vienna, WV.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Sheldon Ray Sturm are suggested to 1402 SW 5th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33991.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Uncle Gene and Aunt Doris Lewis. Aug 3, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    We are so sorry the hear of Sheldon’s passing. Our love and prayers to Diane and family.

  2. Cathie Silvers Steele Aug 3, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Sheldon was just a great human being. Diane, my heart aches for you. Y’all helped me through some tough times and I will never forget either of you. My prayers are with you through this difficult time.

  3. Melanie Lynch Aug 3, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    I was so saddened to hear this news. My heart goes out to the family, especially to Diane. Showering you with love and positive thoughts and prayers, Diane. Love you ♥️ And if you need anything don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m not too far away.

  4. Faith Eidse Aug 3, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    I am so sorry, Diane and family, to hear of your loss. May the good shepherd carry his lands through this valley and give you peace and comfort.

  5. Debbie Caplinger Aug 4, 2021 at 5:49 am

    Sheldon was a great guy. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. He was always happy. His death is such a tragic loss. He will be missed. Prayers and love to Diane and family.

  6. Peter Parks Aug 4, 2021 at 7:00 am

    I worked with Sheldon for a couple of years in Jacksonville, FL. I remember him as a kind and fun loving co worker. He had a great sense of humor. He will be missed, peace to Diane and his family, God bless.

  7. Carol Sanger Aug 4, 2021 at 7:43 am

    So sorry, Diane. My prayers are with you and your family. We have a lot of good memories.

  8. Kathy Sinderman Aug 4, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Sorry to hear about Sheldon passing he was a great guy. We were lucky to be his neighbor and he sure made an impression. We will never forget him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Diane were so sorry for your loss.

  9. Charles Dunham Aug 4, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Diane, I am so sorry to hear this. I didn’t know Sheldon long but it seemed like I knew him for many years. Sheldon was a great person and a great person to work for. I pray trust God will comfort you and your family in this time of loss. I will sure miss his Facebook comments and his friendship.
    God bless.

  10. Saundra Stoneking Coyle Aug 4, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Sheldon was alway a happy, kind guy. He always made me laugh! Sorry for your loss.

  11. Dana Brown Aug 4, 2021 at 10:04 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this news. Sheldon was a great friend he will be missed.

  12. Steve Mullen Aug 4, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I went to high school with Sheldon….he was a very pleasant respectful guy with a gentle spirit and a nice sense of humor…..I really liked Sheldon and I’m sorry for his passing at such a young age

  13. Teresa Sharrard Aug 4, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Diane I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family.

  14. Michelle Mikoski Aug 4, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    My heart is breaking for you, Diane! I really miss seeing you and Sheldon and Kingsley around downtown Concord. My memories of Sheldon are full of laughter and smiles and lots of fun. I have been praying for peace and comfort for you and the boys.

  15. Karen Marston Aug 4, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of Sheldon’s death. He was so much fun. Enjoyed our Pokemon days. I will miss him always. I love you, Diane. Hope to see you in the very near future. My prayers are with you and Kingsley. I’ll talk to you soon.

  16. Kevin Ethridge Aug 4, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss Stefan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Michael Goosman Aug 5, 2021 at 9:55 am

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Sheldon passing. Prayers go out to Diane and the rest of the family. I have not seen Sheldon for 25 years since I worked at Sturm Supply with him, and then for him as owner. Always a smile, and a great sense of humor. A Bearings Man Steve would say, with pride. I am without words. There is less joy in the world without Sheldon; fewer smiles, and laughter.

  18. Mike Aug 5, 2021 at 10:44 am

    One of the Smartest, Funniest, HAPPIEST, never seen him upset. Sheldon was a Great friend to me, and my kids!! Took me under his wing! He called me everyday sometimes 2. Love is a strong word I don’t use much, but I loved Sheldon and am heart broken here but I know he’s with Jesus now. He made it to the finish line, I pray the family will clinch to that, the love and forgiveness of Jesus and that a born again believer will live forever in Heaven if you believe in the Son Father and Holy Spirit, repent and live as best you can with the example of Sheldon and our Lord.

  19. Tammy Heathouse Aug 5, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Sheldon was one of nicest man I’ve ever met he was true kind and an unbelievable soul My prayers go out to Diane and her family and his family so sad. Love you all! Tammy Heathouse

  20. DAVE BROWN Aug 6, 2021 at 8:33 am

    I knew Sheldon when we worked together at Miller Bearings. We spent many nights after hours at my home on the beach. He really did like looking at the ocean. He loved to laugh. He loved the movie “Blazing Saddles” as I think he knew every line in that movie. We watched “Man vs Food” while drinking some beers. He was a great friend and will be missed.

  21. Greg Martin Aug 6, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Sorry to hear of Sheldon’s passing. Lambda Chi Alpha at Glenville State was a great time for all of us.


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  22. Aaron Aug 9, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Sheldon was a great man . I always enjoyed working with him he was the life of the office at all times and I cant remember him ever coming in having a bad day or having issues with anyone who worked with us . He was a good soul we missed him when he moved away but now he will truly be missed . RIP and you are now in the arms of your Heavenly Father to suffer no more . Loved and Missed !

  23. James English Aug 11, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Sheldon we sort of grew up together in your Dad’s Sturm Supply in Vienna. It was a great place to work. My Sister sent your Obituary to me and I still can’t get over it. You were much to young to pass. I’ve read about you and your family and it seems that you’ve had a good life. I wish to offer my condolences to your wife and boys. Wish I could have met them. Anyway my friend you are in a better place now, with your Dad and Mom. Tell them I said hello and just keep smiling down on the rest of us. May you Rest In Peace.

  24. Jeff Newton Aug 17, 2021 at 8:35 am

    I am sorry for the loss of a good man

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