Charles Sutterfield

Charles Sutterfield

Charles H. Sutterfield, 78, of Marion, passed away Oct. 5, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday at Farrar Funeral Home with Bro. Bubba Hoggatt officiating.

Mr. Sutterfield was retired military with the U. S. Navy, having served in the Vietnam Era as Chief Submariner on the USS Darter. He received several military medals, one in particular was the official Navy Accomodation Medal he received after he personally saved the entire crew and submarine from sinking due to a fire onboard. Mr. Sutterfield was a member of the North McAlester Oklahoma Masonic Lodge, also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Bedquin Temple of Muskogee, OK. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was an avid fisherman and his vegetable garden was to be envied.

Preceding him in death were his parents: Edward & Sarah Sutterfield, 7 siblings and the mother of his children: Mary Ellen Sharp.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 13 years, Martha Sutterfield; 3 sons: Charles Sutterfield, Jr. & wife, Beverly, Chris Sutterfield & wife, Lisa, Clay Sutterfield; 1 daughter: Mary Elizabeth Sutterfield; 6 grandchildren: Veronica, Bradley, Megan, Blake, Chuck and Crystal; 7 great grandchildren; 1 sister: Angie Coston and numerous nieces and nephews.

Online messages for the family may be left at

Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville, LA

Published in The News Star on Oct. 6, 2012