Omar W. Sutherland

March 20, 1928 ‒ August 27, 2015

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Omar W. Sutherland, age 87, of Mount Gilead, passed away at home, Thursday evening, August 27, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 20, 1928, in Tiny, VA to the late Wm. Dewey and Alica Bertie Sutherland. Omar worked in the coal mines of Virginia before joining the United States Army where he served two tours during the Korean War.

Omar moved to Ohio to marry the love of his life, Mavis E. Fuller, on November 4, 1950.

For 42 years, Omar worked at HPM until his retirement in 1993. He also served his community on the Auxiliary Police department and as a Sherriff’s special deputy. Omar enjoyed playing in the Sugar Creek Bluegrass Band, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and belonged to the Mount Gilead V.F.W. Post 8054.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; daughters: Karen Kay Conrad of Galion, Debbie Jordan of Chesterville, and Peggy Jaggers of Marion; grandchildren: Adam Jordan, Heidi (Bob) Foreman, Carrie (Scott) Wolford, Brandi Conrad, and Austin Jaggers; 5 great grandchildren; siblings: Lenis Thomas, Nina Rice, Adron Sutherland, Glenn Sutherland, and Carol Breeding; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Omar was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; and 2 son-in-laws: Chuck Conrad and Alfred Jordan.

His family will greet friends on Monday, August 31, 2015, from 4 to 7 PM, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services honoring his life will be held there on Tuesday, September 1, at 11:00 AM, with Elder Darvin Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery with full military honors being provided by the Army active duty, VFW Post 8054, and AmVets Post 87.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Omar’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • So sorry for your loss, but thank God for all the wonderful memories. Dave was really fond of Omar. Their enjoying bluegrass together.

  • You will be truly missed Uncle Omar. I’m sorry I cannot be there for your family.
    I truly believe you are at peace now and your suffering is over. Tell Grandma and Grandpa I said hello and I love them.
    You will live forever in the hearts of all that loved you.

  • So sorry for your loss Omar was a great man and he is with good people in heaven my prayers goes to the family

  • I first met Omar, when I was on the Auxiliary and we have been friends ever since. He was such a great caring person and brightened anyone’s life who had the pleasure of knowing him. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Our deepest Condolences and Prayers go out to all the family. Omar would smack the back of my head when he was on the force, I used to run around with brother Glen, both who taught me a great deal about life and family. Gayle was marriend to my Aunt Mae. I knew Omar was not well at Uncle Gayles passing. He now is with Aunt Mae. As one day, we all will climb the ladder to be with our dear ones, it’s just a step away. We are here to help those around us, Omar was one of those Angels as well. Could make you smile with a look!!!Always ready to help..
    Glen, have someone send me your address
    James T. Harmon 7326 St.Rt19 Unit 5409
    Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338

  • So sorry for your loss. Wish we could be there with you at this time. Remember you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mavis and family,

    Please accept our sympathy in the death of Omar. May Peace be with you. Know we care and love you, and wish we could be there for you.

    Gerald and Betty
    Tazewell, VA

  • My condolences to the Sutherland family. I have so many wonderful memories growing up in the same neighborhood. Omar was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed by everyone.

  • Mavis – Just wanted you to know how sorry I am about Omar’s passing. Am praying for you and your family. I went to school with Ruth Ann from the 4th grade, then we went to Bliss College together.

    Deanna Williams Ralph

  • Thinking of your family at this difficult time of loss. It is never easy to say goodbye! May He comfort you with peace and love. Former classmate, Mount Gilead 1970. Warm regards. Kathy