Family-Placed Death Notice
SUTTLES, Joe Joe Suttles, age 86 of Sandy Springs, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Cathedral of Christ the King 2699 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Monsignor Frank G. McNamee will serve as celebrant. Born in East Point, William J. "Joe" Suttles was a life-long resident of Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Russell High School he served in the United States Army before attending the University of Georgia where he graduated early with a degree in business. After college, he worked in sales and management in the cosmetics industry, traveled the world extensively and became interested in antiques and the arts while raising a family. Joe was a consummate gardener and inveterate collector who surrounded himself with art and beauty. This was nowhere in greater evidence than his marriage of 51 years to his wife Margaret. In the months before his passing, he worked diligently towards the completion of a manuscript, designed and installed a memorial to his ancestors and never stopped tending to his garden or looking for that one last undiscovered work for his collection. He was preceded in death by his brothers, John Lambert Suttles and Claude Louis Suttles and his sister, Mary Suttles Wilkins. Joe is survived by: his wife of 51 years, Margaret Barker Suttles of London England; his 2 sons Joseph L. Suttles of Asheville, North Carolina and Sean David Suttles of Huntsville, Alabama; and 6 grandchildren: Emma, Bennett, Abbey, Jane Katherine, Sam and Ella. Joe had many interests he supported passionately throughout his life but asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 760 Pollard Blvd. SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30315 in memory of Joe Suttles. Georgia Cremation 3116 U.S. Highway 23, Duluth, Georgia 30096 678-584-0914. GeorgiaCremation.com.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 21, 2013