Thomas Hardin Sutherland, Jr., (Tom or TH), 73, of Pearisburg, VA and formerly of Richmond, departed this life Friday morning, October 19, 2012 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Glade Spring, VA on November 10, 1938 he was the son of the late T H Sutherland, Sr. and Allen McThenia Sutherland. He was retired as project engineer with the Virginia Department of Transportation with forty-nine years service, was a veteran of the U S Air Force, and a member of the Ashland Ruritan Club.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of forty-seven years Patricia Martin Sutherland; his daughter and son-in-law Kourtney Diane and Benton Williams of Ripplemead; his grandchildren Anna Kathleen Williams and Jackson Dale Williams; his sister and brother-in-law Nancy Jo and Danny Waters of Christiansburg.
Memorial services will be conducted Friday, October 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Hebron Baptist Church in King William, VA with his nephew, the Rev. Brian C. Waters officiating. The family will receive friends at the church after the service. The family extends their gratitude to Dr. Michael McMahon and the staff at Carilion Giles Community Hospital for their care of Tom. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to Hebron Baptist Church in care of Carolyn Longest, 10171 King William Road, Aylett, VA 23009. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke, VA is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.