James Suter LUBBOCK-James Suter passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 95 years at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A time of remembrance and fellowship with his family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today, August 3, 2014, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A tribute of James' life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family. James was born on Dec. 10, 1918, in Dallas, Texas, to John Franklin and Julia Anderson Suter. He graduated from W.H. Adamson High School and attended North Texas State Teachers College on a football scholarship. He also served in the Texas National Guard, and at the outbreak of World War II, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps and was stationed in England and Scotland. After the war, James worked as a closer for Lawyers Title Company in Dallas. His life changed forever while walking down the street in downtown Dallas when he came across a friend from his younger days, Wanda Jean Wood. Unbeknownst to Jim, Wanda had a crush on him since the first time they met as children, and after a very brief courtship they were married on Oct. 18, 1946. In 1951, James and Wanda moved west and made their home in Lubbock, where they raised their four children and lived the rest of their days together. James was a co-founder of Service Title Company where he worked for 25 years. After retiring from the title business, he began a new career as a commercial real estate owner, which he dearly loved and continued for over 40 years. He was an avid golfer and also loved following the Texas Tech sports. He was a Master Mason and a member of the Lubbock Knife and Fork Club for many years. He was a dedicated Christian and member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. James and Wanda loved to travel together and took as many trips as possible well into their later years. James is survived by his four children: Bob Suter of Red River, N.M., Brenda Suter of Springfield, Mo., Becky King of Midland, Texas, and Bill Suter of Lubbock. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Rob Suter, Kelly Woodland, Casey Ketcherside, Emily King, and Nicole, Ashton, and Colbey Suter. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Jak, Edi, and Ryn Woodland, and Nevaeha Ketcherside; and several nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Wanda; his parents; two brothers; and one sister. Memorial contributions are welcome and the family suggests Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas, 75219 or the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3321 33rd Street, Lubbock, Texas, 79410. To his wife and children, James was our hero. He was smart, hardworking, quiet, kind, funny, and the greatest example of character and unconditional love that God could give us, other than His son. We will miss you every day, Pop, and will look forward to the day we see you again in heaven. You're the greatest!
Lake Ridge Chapel And Memorial Designers
6025 82Nd St
Lubbock, TX 79424
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 3, 2014