He was born in Lexington, Va. Feb. 12, 1951, to the late William and Frances Sterrett. He spent his childhood in Richmond but found his true home in Blacksburg. Bob graduated from Blacksburg High School then received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Tech. After graduation, Bob became a teacher and coach until he switched careers into sales with Poly-Scientific. He finished his career as the Human Resources Director at Moog.
Bob loved to work, but once retiring, he found his true passion: golf. On any day of the week, he could be found at the Blacksburg Country Club playing a round with his long-time friends or just hitting balls in the evening. He also loved rooting for the Hokies and vacationing with his family at Wild Dunes. Bob’s kindness, and infectious personality touched all who met him. He loved life and fought courageously for it against cancer for two years. Despite this terrible disease, Bob never lost hope.
Bob was most proud of his family, especially his 48-year marriage to Julie. He is survived by her and their two sons Scott (Brittany) and Robert (Yamini) and three grandchildren Charley, Drew, and Bobby. He is also survived by his brother Bill Sterrett (Cynthia) and brother in-law Jeff Jenrette (Dorothy) and his nieces and nephews Stephanie Guckenberger (Mark), Meredith Wojnowich (Gili), Jordan Jenrette, and Joseph Jenrette.
The family would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support over the last two years. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Blacksburg Battles Cancer at https://www.blacksburgbattlescancer.org/donate.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Blacksburg United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Brad Dulaney officiating. A visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, 4 – 6 p.m., at McCoy Funeral Home.