Joe Haywood Sugg, Sr. ’57

Joe Haywood Sugg, Sr. '57Joe Haywood Sugg Sr. passed away on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2016 at Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina with his loving family by his side. His health had been declining since Aug. 24, 2016. He had just celebrated his 84th birthday on Dec. 19.

He was a native of Ellerbe, North Carolina. He was the oldest of four children born to Joe Porter Sugg of Ellerbe and Carrie Ann Haywood of Candor.

Joe was a Korean War Veteran and graduated from Davidson College with a BS degree in Business. His career started with American Oil Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Joe was self-employed most of his life.

He was a very successful entrepreneur in multiple businesses throughout his life including Sugg’s Auto Sales and Sugg Realty. Joe loved flying and earned his pilot’s license as a young man. He loved spending time at Ocean Isle Beach with his family and friends. He never met a stranger and was loved by all who met him.

He married Mary Ann Callihan of Star (his high school sweetheart). They had four children, 12 grand children, and two great grand children.

Joe was preceded in death by his first born, Kayren Sugg D’Auvray of Wilmington; his parents, Porter and Carrie Sugg of Ellerbe; two brothers, Boot of Greensboro and John of Julian; and one sister, Johnsie Sugg Avent of Wilmington; one half sister, Kathryn Ann Sugg of Ellerbe.

Joe is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Callihan Sugg of 61 years; his only son, Joe Sugg, Jr. (Donna) of Julian; two daughters, Charlene Sugg Pegram and Marcia Sugg Lane both of Greensboro; half brothers Porter and Bob Sugg; half sister Mary Sugg Tyler. Twelve grand children: Val, Xan, and Keefe D’Auvray of Wilmington; Garrett (Nicole) Sugg of Charlotte; Ashlyn Sugg of Greensboro; Matthew Patterson (Catherine Brockway) of Belews Creek; Benjamin and Michael Pegram of Greensboro; Todd Lane, Jr. of Greensboro; Bill Lane of Fayetteville; Heather and Erica Lane of Greensboro. Two great grand children: Brayden Sugg of Charlotte; Jaxon Patterson of Belews Creek.

Friends and family will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home in Pleasant Garden. A memorial service will be held at Alamance Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alamance Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Forbis and Dick Pleasant Garden Chapel is serving the Sugg family.

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 Published in Richmond County Daily Journal from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2016