In Loving Memory

John Phillip Sterling, d. Feb. 11, 2014



In Loving Memory

Feb. 23, 1947 – Feb. 11, 2014


John Phillip Sterling of Dauphin Island, passed away in a local hospital on February 11, 2014.  He graduated from B.C. Rain High School and proudly served in the U.S. Navy.  He was a long time member of the screen Actors Guild and played a feature character in, “The Long Walk Home” and “Elvis, The Early Years”.  He also worked with Dolly Parton in the music video, “Why’d Ya Come In Here Looking Like That?” Later he composed the song, “Southern Lady” which was recorded by Ernie Rowell.

A Mobile and dauphin Island resident, he will be remembered as, a talented actor and musician who was friendly, hardworking and was determined to follow his dreams.  His guitar was his soulmate as he sang about life’s joys and woes.

Phil Sterling will be greatly missed by his daughter, Lisa Horner, his “baby duck” and numerous family members and friends.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00am, Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Alabama State Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery on Hwy. 225 in Spanish Fort .

 Expressions of condolence may be offered at  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526.

1 Comment

  1. Wanda Reynolds Hankins

    I didn’t know Phillip as an adult but I do remember him from high school. My prayers go out to his daughter, rest of the family and friends.


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