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Sidney Starling Sr.

Sidney R. Starling Sr.

Sidney R. Starling Sr., 84, a lifelong and proud resident of Pike County died Thursday, September 30, 2010, after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David McVay officiating. Visitation will be from 1 until 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Church.

A good and faithful servant all his life, Mr. Starling proudly served his country in World War II, was a long standing board member of the Pike County Heart Association, a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, a founding member of the Troy Exchange Club, and an employee of 41 years at Troy Bank and Trust, retiring in 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Starling; two sons, Sidney R. (Buddy) Starling Jr. (Sherry) and David A. Starling (Beth), all of Troy; grandchildren, Will, Josh, Drew, Anna and Mary Margaret Starling; and a sister, Annie Claire McDonald of Hurst, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jarel and Clara Starling; and infant grandson, Hunter Russell Starling; six brothers; and one sister.

Honorary pallbearers, will be The Wesley McCartha Mens Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church and the Troy Exchange Club.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial can be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, American Heart Association or Hospice Advantage. Friends and family can sign the guest book and order flowers on our website at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net. Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Sidney R. Starling.