L.A. Sturdivant, born Lathan Adolph Sturdivant, Jr., passed away peacefully on February 22, 2014 with his life companion, best friend, and loving spouse, Kathy at his side.
L.A. was always civic minded and served on numerous committees. Being a native of Nashville, he attended Isaac Litton High School, Class of '58, then attended Vanderbilt University, before accepting the position of National Advertising Manager with the Dr. Pepper Corporation in Texas. His career path then took him to his first love, broadcasting and advertising. After many years in broadcasting he and his wife purchased The Woodpile Unfinished Store, which they operated until 2008.
L.A. was preceded in death by his parents, Lathan and Elizabeth Sturdivant; brother, John; son, Jeffrey Sturdivant.
He is survived by his spouse, Kathy Sturdivant; his children, Wade L. Sturdivant, Michael B. Sturdivant, Lissa Sturdivant Tilousi, Shana Alverson and Melissa Reno; his grandchildren, Dylan Sturdivant, Max Reno, Jack Reno and Nixon Reno; and his loving brother, H. Thomas Sturdivant; nieces and nephews, John Sturdivant, Jr., David Sturdivant (Diane) and Stephanie Sturdivant; sister-in-law, Sue Sturdivant.
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Published in The Tennessean on Feb. 24, 2014