April 23 1955 July 28 2019
Joel (Joey) Christopher Sterling, 64, died July 28, 2019 at his residence in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 2, 2019, at Claybar Kelley Funeral Home with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., prior to the service. Born in Alabama on April 23, 1955, Mr. Sterling was a resident of Beaumont for 60+ years. He was a 1973 graduate of French High School in Beaumont. He worked for Brimlow Real Estate for several years. He also worked for Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas for 13 years. After being injured in an ATV accident, he reluctantly retired from the workforce. He was preceded in death by his mother Mrs. Louise Sterling and his aunt, Mrs. Mildred Brimlow and his uncle Mr. Paul Brimlow. He is survived by his cousins, Patrice Brimlow of Pearland and Deborah Brimlow, of Houston and his brother-in-law Robert F. Williams of Pearland, His longtime girlfriend Ms. Amanda Hankins and numerous neighbors, including Mrs. Jeannette Tatum and Mrs. Debbie Fontenot. Joey led a colorful and challenging life. At the end, he had his freedom, a late in life discovery of a son and his beloved dogs Bully and Angel. Any donations in his memory should be directed to animal rescue organizations, especially those focused on Pittie rescues. He loved his dogs and after Hurricane Rita, the rescue of dogs in general was very important to him. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joel Christopher Sterling please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joel Christopher Sterling April 23 1955 July 28 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Beaumont, state: Texas