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History

History

Sturtevant Funeral Home & Crematory has been serving Portsmouth & Suffolk area families for years. We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community and plan to be a part of it for many years to come.

Charles H. Sturtevant

Founder, Charles H. Sturtevant, established what is now Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth's first funeral home. The firm began in 1883 as the partnership of Gaskins and Sturtevant, located at 608 Middle Street in Portsmouth.

E. Robie Sturtevant

Other partnerships began and disolved until 1938 when E. Robie Sturtevant, Charles' son, became sole owner of Sturtevant Funeral Home then located at 915 Court Street. Mr. Robie, as he was affectionately known by all, operated the firm until his death in 1959.

William R. Gardner

Mary Sturtevant Gardner

William R. Gardner

In March, 1969, the funeral home relocated to 5201 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, and William R. Gardner, grandson of Mr. Robie, is the President. Bill represents the fourth generation of the Sturtevant family.

Robie J. Gardner

Robie is the great great grandson of Charles H. Sturtevant. He became a licensed funeral director in 2005.

Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel
Phone: (757) 488-8348
5201 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23701

Bennetts Creek Chapel
Phone: (757) 483-4392
2690 Bridge Rd., Suffolk, VA 23435

Sturtevant Event Center
Phone: (757) 488-8348
5100 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23701


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