Gene W. Sturgeon Jr., age 65 of Lowell, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene Sr. and Marie Sturgeon; sisters, Therese Sturgeon, Sharon Stiles; brothers, Doug Sturgeon, and Victor Sturgeon. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Linda; children, Gene (Avree) Sturgeon, Shawn (Nikki) Merklinger, Shannon (Carrie) Sturgeon, Amanda (Mike) Sturgeon; stepchildren, Joshua Gooch, Angela DeRivera; brother Ed (Sandy) Drougal; sisters, Junese (Don) Himebaugh, Lenora Sturgeon, Laura (Keith) Wilcox; grandchildren, Mason, Delaina, Skye-Ann, Jaiden, Arianna, Audrina, Kamron, Karter, Kaiden, and Adrian. Gene proudly served his country in the Army and displayed the American flag at home, on his truck and motorcycle. A talented artist and musician, he also loved to play pool and cards. Gene was a devoted family-man, and loved his grandchildren deeply. He will be deeply missed. The family will meet with friends and relatives Saturday, June 10, 12-4:00 p.m. with Military Honors 3:00 p.m. held under the auspices of Kent County Honor Guard at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson St. Lowell, MI. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m. at VFW Post 8303 Lowell Veteran’s Center, 3116 Alden Nash Ave. SE, Lowell MI 49331. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to assist with funeral expenses.