Joe Lain Sterling, 75, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 9, 2013. He was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Gloster, Miss. Joe loved life and always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed snowmobiling, his trips to Cripple Creek, but most of all seeing his grandchildren. He proudly retired after 33 years from Colorado Interstate Natural Gas where he served in numerous supervising positions. Joe served two years in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Carson where he met his wife, June, of 50 years. He is preceded in death by his father, Omer; mother, Marjorie; and his brother, Kim. Joe is survived by his wife, June; daughter, Linda (Jeff) Capito; son, Jeff (Michelle) Sterling; grandchildren, Peyton, Rylee, Braxton and Kennedy; sisters, Rose (Lawrence) Hinton, Joyce (Tom) Perry, Peggy McCreight, Dit (Chuck) Bryant; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, First United Methodist Church, 310 W.11th St. Military honors performed by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food or flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joe L. Sterling Memorial Account at Ent FCU, 300 West 5th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003, for the grandchildren's trust fund. Online condolences,

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  1. Jeff, Michelle, Peyton, and Rylee,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything, please let us know.
    The Bordens

  2. Coach Sterling and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

    RIch, Bambi, Gia, Rikki, and Zoey Falsetto

  3. June, I remember Joe from my childhood, living in the same Busy Corner, MS community and have many fond memories of him. Always happy, laughing, smiling, friendly to everyone. Praying for you and all your sweet family for the Lord to draw you up in His lap and fill you with His love, peace, & hope of being with Joe again in heaven. In Christ Jesus love, Carolyn (Sterling) & Sid Joseph

  4. June, Linda, Jeff & Michelle,

    We are so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. Joe had a great sense of humor that Bonnie and I will never forget. He will always have a place in all of our hearts. Take care of one another.

    Kevin & Bonnie

  5. Dear June:

    Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and
    prayers during this most difficult time.
    I will always have fond memories of Joe and his contagious smile. He always had a way of picking you up with his smile and laughter. Just sorry we lived so far apart all these years.

    Larry J. Pile & Family
    Newbury Park,

  6. June, and the Sterling family. We are so sorry for your loss. Joe and you have been good friends. If there is anything we can do to help, just call.

  7. To June and the Sterling Family, Joe was a true friend, customer. To all of us here at Fleet Supply. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Curtis Stovall

  8. We are deeply saddened four your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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