STERLING, ANDRE` DANIEL - age 24, of Knoxville asked an angel for a ride. On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Andre` received his travel ticket to eternity. He was a 2008 graduate of Farragut High School. Following his high school football career, he played the same position of running back at Hargrave Military Academy and Ole Miss. Andre` loved his family, his friends, and was fiercely loyal to both. He had a smile that would warm your heart.
Andre` was preceded in death by his sister, Sessily Sterling; grandparents, Alice Riggins Vick, Sidney Sterling and Marjorie Dequire Sterling. He is survived by his parents, Jack and Linda Sterling; sister, Jessyca Sterling; brother, Brian Sterling and wife, Alondra of Houston, TX; grandfathers, Bertis Vick of Wilson, NC; aunts and uncles, Debra Sterling of Lafayette, LA, Sidney Sterling Jr. of Seattle, WA, Geraldine Sterling of LA, Alice and Michael Ward of Wilson, NC and Delorise Vick of Ashburn, VA; great aunts, Juanita Neal, Doris Riggins, Beulah Riggins and Lois Davis; nieces, Sessily, Saria, and Shelby Sterling; nephew, Elijah Sterling; a host of other relatives and close friends.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014, with a celebration of life to follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Kelly Miller Smith, Jr., who baptized Andre` will officiate. Private graveside services will be held on Monday. Memorials may be made to Farragut High School Football.