Dr. Jimmie Ray Suttle, 88, of Ferguson, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at his home.
No services are planned at this time.
Dr. Suttle was born Dec. 26, 1932, in Rutherford County to Henry Teller and Thelma Eva Jones Suttle. Dr. Suttle received his Bachelor’s Degree from Presbyterian College, Clinton, S.C. He received his Master’s Degree from Duke University, Durham, as a recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He received his Doctorate Degree from N.C. State University in Electrical Engineering. He was a member of JSEP (Joint Service Education Project), IEEE Fellow (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers).
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Suttle; sister, Mildred Satterfield; and brother, Dwight Suttle.
Dr. Suttle is survived by his wife of 70 years, Frances Joan Barker Suttle of the home; two daughters, Helen Cocklin and husband, Greg, of Ferguson, and Ellen Edmonds and husband, Pastor Gerald Edmonds, of Clearwater, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Lynette Teague of Durham; special friend, Stephanie Elliott of Wilkesboro; and special feline furbaby “JJ”
Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.