Home » NEWS » Sturdivant, prominent politican/farmer, dies at home

Sturdivant, prominent politican/farmer, dies at home

GLENDORA — Mike P. Sturdivant, a two-time gubernatorial candidate and fourth-generation Delta farmer, has died. He was 85.

Officials with Wilson and Knight Funeral Home told the Associated Press that Sturdivant died today at his home on the Due West Plantation near Glendora. Funeral services are pending.

Mike Sturdivant Jr. told the Greenwood Commonwealth his father had been in declining health for the past year.

Sturdivant was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1983 and 1987.

Mike Sturdivant Jr. says his father had remained active until recently with the family’s 12,000-acre farming operation.

The elder Sturdivant served as chairman of the state College Board and as board chairman of Methodist hospital systems in Memphis.

Survivors include his wife, Ygondine, four sons and a daughter.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply