Columbiana, Ohio - James W. Sutherin, Sr. 82, of Columbiana, formerly of East Palestine and Colorado, passed away at 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 29, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Jim was born December 18, 1929 in Negley, a son of the late Miah "Hap" and Grace Murphy Sutherin, and had resided in East Palestine until moving to Colorado in 1967, and returning to this area in 1994.
He had been employed as a heavy equipment operator, and as a machinist, until retiring several years ago. He was a U.S. Marine veteran.
He was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, East Palestine, the Negley F & A.M. Lodge #565, and later transferring his membership to the Georgetown, CO lodge. Jim was also a member of the Valley Golf League.
His wife, the former Eleanor Manzi, whom he married October 22, 1952, preceded him in death on April 18, 2008.
Jim is survived by a son, James W. Sutherin, Jr., Tempe, AZ; a daughter, Stephanie (Walt) Freese, South Burlington, VT; and a sister, Dorothy Haun, Negley. He also leaves a granddaughter, Courtney Freese, and two step-grandchildren, Cody and Cassidy; a close nephew and his family, Bradley Dodds, his wife Kathy, and their children, Kalley, Krissy, and Brady; and a special niece, Patty Sutherin.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine, with James Ostick of the First Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in Columbiana Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the combined units of the American Legion Post 31 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4567, both of East Palestine. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday. A masonic service will be held during calling hours.