FLOYD, Va. Wilton Lemon Sutphin, 85, was called home to be with the Lord, on February 11, 2019. He was born on October 31, 1933. Wilton was a faithful member and deacon at Paynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He worked for the Blue Ridge Parkway for 36 years and served in the U.S. Army. Preceding him in death were his parents, Elder Charlie Sutphin and Clydie Sutphin; sisters, Edna, Ola, and Hazel; and brothers, Elvin, Everett, Alloy, Jessie, Charlie Jr., Robert, Isaac, Harry, Roy, George, and Odell. His surviving family includes his faithful wife of 64 years, Thelma Wade Sutphin; sons, Wayne Sutphin (Cindy) and Ricky Sutphin; grandchildren, Chelsa Yoder (Lauren), Melissa Lewis (Lonnie), Riley Sutphin (Allison), Leanna Gallagher (William), and Miranda Bush (Matt); great-grandchildren, Trace, Paris, Mellanie, Della, Heather, and Glory; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and special friends, Wendell and Marie Peters, Tony and Karen Link, Eugene Huff, Jerry and Janet Hunter. The family extends special thanks to the staff at Virginia Veterans Care Center for all their caring and support, also to Gardner Funeral Home and staff. Visitation was held Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Gardner Funeral Home with Elder Larry Hollingsworth, Elder Alan Terry and Elder Marvin Brumfield officiating. Interment will follow at Lee Cemetery, in Tuggles Gap. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church, C/O Karen Link, 610 Kelleys Dr SE, Floyd, VA 24091. Online condolences may be made at http://www.garderfuneralhomefloyd.com or on Facebook @gardnerfuneralhomefloyd. The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home.
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