Jerry Lee Suttles ’78

Jerry Lee Suttles, 58, passed away March 22, 2014 at the Hospice of Catawba Valley, Newton.He was born February 22,1956 in Buncombe County, NC, son of the late Vollie J. and Alice Barnwell Suttles.Jerry was a devoted husband, lovely father, and grandfather. He was a member and church deacon at Zion Baptist Church. He was a former member of Gideon’s International. He was well loved by all who knew him, full of joy and laughter, and a meek man dedicated to his church. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Davidson College where he earned his Bachelor’s degree, and Clemson University where he earned his Master’s degree.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Zion Baptist Church, 2437 S. Propst St, Gastonia, NC 28056 officiated by the Revs. Leo Kuykendall, Robert Suttles, and DeWayne Barber. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 6 -8 p.m. at Greene Funeral Service South Chapel, 1503 South York Rd. Gastonia, NC, 28052. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Gardens, Mount Holly.

Jerry is survived by his lovely wife of 35 years, Glenda Suttles; sons, Cory Jay Suttles and wife Melanie of Linconton, and Colton Lee Suttles of Mount Holly; grandchild, Micah Jay Suttles.

Memorials may be made to Zion Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2437 S. Propst St, Gastonia, NC 28056. Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia. A guest registry is available at