Jimmy Neale Sutherland
April 23, 1941 ‒ July 25, 2020
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.