Michael Wallace Stearsman, 69 of Mortons Gap passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021, at his home. Born November 7, 1951, to the late Lowell and Gertie (Adcock) Stearsman. He was a member of the Mortons Gap Christian Church and graduated from South Hopkins High in 1969 and later earned his Associates in Science from Madisonville Community College. He served in the U.S. Army from 70'-72' which included a tour in Vietnam from May 71' through March 72'. Michael retired from to the USPS and was very active in the community. He served on the Hopkins County School Board for multiple terms and served as Chairman, served on Mortons Gap City Council and was instrumental in starting the Jaycee Chapter in Mortons Gap. Always active in local youth sports including baseball, basketball and football. He was a driving force for getting football started at South Hopkins High School, including to help build the field house. His support continued on the Central High School sports over the years also. He hosted a weekly sports radio show at Joe's Barbershop with Stacy Darnell with local coaches and other guest weekly.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Davis; and nephews, Kyle Davis and John O'Bryant.
Survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Nancy (Norvell) Stearsman; son, Kris Stearsman; sister, Mary (Mike) O'Bryant; brother, Robert Stearsman; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be held Monday at 1:00 PM at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Honorable Charles Boteler officiating and military rites by the Hopkins County Honor Guard. Private committal at the West KY VA Cemetery in Hopkinsville niche at a later date. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5P - 7P and on Monday after 11A at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans, website is listed below with a direct link.
A video of the service will be posted to obituary after the service is complete.
Covid-19 restrictions will be in place for visitation and service including: attendees are mandated to wear masks, social distancing is required, anyone that has/had signs or symptoms or has tested positive in the past 14 days is requested not to attend.
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DAV- Disabled American Veterans