James N. Sterling passed away at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas on Aug. 15, 2007. He was born June 8, 1933, to William Hayden Sterling Sr. and Lida Nance Sterling. James was a 1951 graduate of Sunset High School in Dallas and attended NTAC in Arlington, Texas. Jim was a union sheet metal worker and past president of Local 68. He was a master Mason. He loved his God, family, friends and country. May he rest in peace.

His survivors include his wife, Barbara Sterling; four children, Bobee Kay Strickland and husband Robert, Rebecca Lynn Sterling and James Norman Sterling Jr., all of Dallas, and Mike Haden Sterling and wife Sheila of Terrell, Texas; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one half-great-great-grandchild; brothers, Bill of Virginia and Pat of Ferris; sister-in-law Joan and husband Archie Robinson; and many dear, dear friends.

A memorial and visitation with family and friends was held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Red Oak Funeral Home. Internment was scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at DFW National Cemetery, Dallas.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Red Oak Funeral Home.