Donald Wayne Sutherd
SPRINGFIELD - Donald Wayne Sutherd, 79, passed away at 3:15 p.m., Sept. 24, 2013, at his residence surrounded by loved ones.
Donald, was born Nov. 28, 1933, the son of Walter and Gladys Sutherd, in Pleasant Plains. He was one of five siblings. A brother, Lendel "Pete" Sutheard survives.
Donald, a U.S. Navy veteran of Company 425 Platoon served from 1951-1954. He was a member of the VFW Post 755 and was also a Cub Scout leader.
He married Patricia Throop on July 22, 1961; of this union, four children were born: Timothy (Shelly) Sutherd, Scott (Tonia) Sutherd, Donna Sutherd and Jason (Jennifer) Sutherd. All children reside in the Springfield area. There are 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a proud, caring, loving father, very generous, kind-hearted, loyal and trustworthy. He lived life to the fullest, loved to laugh and truly treasured family. Donald was known to be quick-witted and bluntly honest. He loved to spend time with friends on Pogo and singing Karaoke.
His family welcomes friends and loved ones to join them at Staab Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. for visitation. Funeral will be held at Staab Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow services at Farmington Cemetery.
Family and friends will gather at 1010 N. Park St., Springfield, after burial to celebrate the life and love that Donald Sutherd shared with every one he knew.
Memorials can be made to the VFW Post 755, Springfield.
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