Jimmy Neale Sutherland

April 23, 1941 ‒ July 25, 2020

Marengo, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jimmy Neale Sutherland, age 79, of Marengo died, Saturday afternoon, July 25, 2020 at Morrow Manor Nursing in Chesterville, following a three month terminal diagnosis of brain cancer.

Jim was born April 23, 1941 in eastern Virginia the son of the late Victor and Hazel (Owens) Sutherland.

In response to an opportunity for a better life for their children, Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland moved their family from the coal mines of Virginia to Morrow County after a short stop in Michigan.

Jim went on to graduate from Marengo High School in 1959, where he excelled in math and english, while playing baseball and basketball.

Encouraged by his family to continue his education, Jim attended Otterbein College (University) in Westerville. He would go on to graduate in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

Jim began early with a long career employed by PPG Industries in 1962. A successful career which spanned more than 40 years, working his way as a Quality Control Engineer. Locations beginning in Mt Vernon OH, Pittsburgh PA, and later transferring and retiring to Evansville IN in 1979 to start a new plant.

In 1965, Jimmy married the love of his life Gayle Anderson. Together they enjoyed decorating their homes in Mt Vernon and later again in Hazleton, Indiana, with their collection of antiques. Together their son, Anthony Bruce, was born in 1966.

In 2017, Jim returned to Morrow County and opened his own antique store, The Relics Plus, in Marengo, where he enjoyed greeting and sharing stories with his many customers.  He also had a great passion for history and family genealogy. Much like his joy for gardening, he was always quick to share his produce with friends and family.

Preceded in death by parents; and sister, Joyce Mason

Survived by son, Anthony Bruce Sutherland of Haysi, Virgina; brother, Robert (Barb) Sutherland of Marengo; two grandchildren: Matthew and Jackie Sutherland both of Indiana.

Services honoring his life will be held at 10 am on Friday, July 31, 2020, at his graveside in Fulton Cemetery, with Pastor Jeff Deel officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Jimmy’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • So sorry to learn of Jim passing away. I graduated with him from Marengo H.S. in 1959, he came to our school in 5th grade I think. Corresponded with him on Facebook on the Morrow Co. History site. Our class got together about 2 years ago and had lunch together, that was when he first came back to the Marengo area. My condolences to his whole family.

  • My very sincere condolences to Anthony, Robert, Matthew and Jackie Sutherland and all of Jimmy’s dear friends, in Marengo, Virginia and Indiana. I only met Jimmy a little over a year ago, but found him to be a sweet, funny, knowledgeable and kindly person. I took some pictures this past year of Jimmy in and around his Marengo home and shop, and I hope to share those with his family and friends.
    I purchased some vintage furnishings from Jimmy and I will treasure them as they recall some great memories, of a tour of his cottage and sitting under his apple tree, shooting the breeze.
    I promised to meet him in Fulton to clean his parents gravestones, but very soon after that conversation, he became very ill. With your consent, I will fufill that promise this week before the Friday service. The trustees who tend that cemetery know my work and would approve, as I am trained properly. I hope you will give your consent. God Bless you all and again, I am very sorry for your loss.

    • Hello Joyce, My name is Tonya Mason, I married Jim’s nephew Jon Mason. Thank You so much for your kind words. Jim was a fighter until the end. He was going to the cemetery almost every night before he entered the nursing home as he knew this would be his final resting place. His family would be honored that you would clean his parents gravestone. He will be place in front of them

  • I met Jimmy a couple years ago in Marengo. I always enjoyed having a chat with him along his storefront. He liked to tell me stories about his high school days playing basketball against the Chesterville teams!
    I was not aware that he was ill. I offer my condolences to his family. He will be missed in Marengo!

  • I always enjoyed his post on Facebook telling stories of my home town of Marengo
    My brother Ronnie Lewis graduated the same year 1959
    My mother was a good friend of his mother
    Prayers to the family

    Barbara Lewis Moore

  • I met Jimmy a few years ago when he came to buy some furniture from me a few times. I really enjoyed his conversations and stories. We became Facebook friends and talked frequently. He sent lots of pictures of his kitty Midnight and old photos from his past. He was a great guy and I’ll miss our talks.

  • So long, Jimmy, my friend. We had some great chats and you were loyal to the community of Morrow County, Ohio. I enjoyed our friendship.

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