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Thursday, 20 September 2018 15:56

Sterling Autobody Owner Hangs Up Tools, Spray Gun in Wintersville, OH

Written by Paul Giannamore, Herald-Star
Spike and Christine Sterling sit in the office of Sterling Autobody on Bantam Ridge Court, Wintersville, OH, in front of an arrow stating “South for the Winter.” Spike Sterling retired from the business he established in 1987. He earned acclaim from his customers for his service and for helping the community. Spike and Christine Sterling sit in the office of Sterling Autobody on Bantam Ridge Court, Wintersville, OH, in front of an arrow stating “South for the Winter.” Spike Sterling retired from the business he established in 1987. He earned acclaim from his customers for his service and for helping the community.

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“It happened to us in Mexico, too,” Sterling added.

 

Christine said, “They call him the mayor when we go camping. He can talk with anybody. It’s what you have to do to be good with customers and talk with them.”

 

He recalls the loss of his friend, Wintersville businessman Clarence West.

 

“I did his limos for years. When he died, a little bit of me went with that. I missed doing them, and we’d go to concerts and other events,” he said.

 

Sterling said all his employees got jobs when the shop was sold and the new ownership will be working out of the Bantam Ridge Court shop for a while before moving.

 

“It won’t be Sterling’s. We sold everything but our garages,” he said.

 

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