Originally created 08/20/04

Lt. Col. John F. Sutherland, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga.- Lt. Col. retired John "Jack" F. Sutherland, Jr., of Canterbury Drive, beloved husband of he late Mrs. Elise Dornberg Sutherland, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Woodlawn United Methodist Church with the Rev. Katie Strals officiating. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Greenwood, S.C. with full Military Honors. A native of Abbeville, S.C., Mr. Sutherland was the son of the late Mr. John Franklin Sutherland ant the late Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Mabry Sutherland, he was born May 7, 1911. He was a veteran of World War II. His military service began in 1929 with the 178th Field Artillery Unit, South Carolina National Guard, in Abbeville, S.C. In January 1941, the unit was activated. He served in Tunisia, Naples and Rome/Arno. Upon deactivation, he joined the re gular army. He retired in 1964. Among his mny medals and awards are the Bronze Star, The French Croix de Guerre and the Army Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters. Mr. Sutherland was a member of the Fleming Lions Club, where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow, Past President and the club Chaplain. He was a member of Woodland United Methodist Church, served on Administrative Board, Coordinator of Ushers, and President of Turner-English Fellowship Class for many, many years. Mr. Sutherland was a Precinct Manager for the Richmond Co. Board of Elections and the Redevelopment Board of Richmond Co. Survivors include two sons, John F. Sutherland III of Washington, Ga., and W. Michael Sutherland of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Beverly S. Scroggs of Durham, N.C.; five grandchildren, Barry C. Scroggs, Scott M. Sutherland, Steven M. Sutherland, Shannon M. Sutherland all of Abbeville, S.C. and Brad Sutherland of Washington, Ga., ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Mr. Sutherl and was preceded in death by his grandson, the late Tony Scroggs. Pallbearers will be Walter McKenney, grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be George Smith, the Fleming Lions Club and the Turner-English Fellowship Class. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, August 21, 2004 from 10 a.m. until service time. If so desired, memorials may be made to Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 2220 Walton Way, Augusta, Ga., 30904 or to one's choice. Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta 733-3636 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle August 20, 2004