Robert Louis Sutherlin, 85, of Mt. Meridian died on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at his residence.
He was born June 17, 1924 in Greencastle, the son of Andrew Forest and Ethel Ladona Langdon Sutherlin.
Mr. Sutherlin was married to Mildred Mitchell on April 28, 1945 and she survives. He was a farmer and attended the Belleville Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife Mildred; children Teresa Lynn Parker and husband Rusty of Dover, Ark., Roger L. Sutherlin and wife Paula Kay of Mt. Meridian and Gordon Reed Sutherlin and wife Cynthia of Beebe, Ark.; sister Jeretta Brown of Lizton; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Luanne Golden on Nov. 20, 2007 and sisters Martha Goode and Norma Craig.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale with Roger L. Sutherlin and Gordon Reed Sutherlin officiating. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery in Mt. Meridian.
Calling will be on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Harding University, Memorial for Robert P. Sutherlin, P.O. Box 12238, Searcy, AR 72149-2238 or Jardin de Garcia, Honduras Mission, 7100 W. Elizabeth St., Columbia, Mo 65202.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net