Fonso Sutherland

Fonso Sutherland

Friday, June 25th, 1926 - Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Haysi, VA- Fonso F. Sutherland, age 92 of Lick Creek, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at his home. Born in Dickenson County, he was a son of the late Wade H. and Nannie Wright Sutherland. He was a member of Sandlick Presbyterian Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He worked as a supply clerk for Clinchfield Coal Company at Splashdam and retired in 1992 after 30 years as Post Master at the Haysi Post office. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three children, David Grant Sutherland, Thomas Wade Sutherland and infant daughter, Jane Kathleen Sutherland, a son-in-law, Stan Hicks, brothers, Henry, Brady, Woodrow, Boone and Eli, sisters, Zella Freeman, Gladys Sutherland and Helen Owens.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Clara Fields Sutherland, two sons, Timothy (Robin) Sutherland and Philip (Jedda) Sutherland both of Haysi, a daughter, Amy Hicks of TN and a sister, Jackie Keene of Oakwood, grandchildren, Heath, Nick, Aaron and Michelle Sutherland and Nichole Senter and Dereck Hicks, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019 at Haysi Funeral Home with Pastor David Cummings officiating. The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. on Friday prior to funeral services. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at D.B. Sutherland Cemetery, Haysi, VA. Pallbearers will be Wayne, Ben, Rhett, Dan, Mark, Bob, Sam, and Jeff Sutherland, Rick and Gary Keene and Randy Mitchell.Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 7:00pm
    Haysi Funeral Home
    24682 Dickenson Highway
    HAYSI, VA 24256
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    Pastor David Cummings
  • Interment

    D.B. Sutherland Cemetery
    Lick Creek
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9


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Pauline O'Quinn

Posted at 03:45pm
So sorry for your loss, prayers for all of his family and friends. Love and Prayers Gary and Pauline O'Quinn.

Jama Burnett

Posted at 12:37pm
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sorry for your loss; Fonso was a sweet man. Always had a smile.

Damon and Bobbi Rasnick

Posted at 08:59pm
Clara and family, Please accept out deepest sympathy during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family.

Katie and Alvin Blankenship

Posted at 08:23pm
It was always a pleasure to go in the post office and see his welcoming smile. We send our love and prayers to his wonderful wife and all the family. Love, Alvin and Katie

Danny L Edwards

Posted at 04:22pm
Clara and family,I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Danny

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