J.W. Suddarth Jr. was born July 10, 1918 in Freeman, MO; the son of the late James Washington Suddarth and his wife Pearl nee` Powell. He passed away Sunday November 11, 2018 at the age of 100. He received his education in Freeman, MO and graduated from Freeman High School in 1936. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Bourgoon February 21, 1938 in Olathe,KS. The couple made their home in Harrisonville, MO and later Freeman, MO. J.W. served his country in the United States Army during World War II from 1943 to 1945. He was employed at British Petroleum, formerly Standard Oil, until his retirement. J.W. and Dorothy moved to Union, MO in 1988. He attended Baptist Churches in the towns they lived in over the years. He had been a member of the VFW in Bowling Green, MO. J.W. enjoyed fishing, gardening and yardwork. He was preceded in death by his wife of 78 years, Dorothy Suddarth, on November 5, 2016; one sister, Lila Pearl Bourland and one grandson, Ricky Tanner. He is survived by one daughter, Vicki Tanner and husband, Jim of Union; two grandchildren, Terry Tanner and wife, Jane of Washington and Lisa Lewis and husband, Mike of Union; six great grandchildren, Ryan Barklage of Lebanon, MO, James Barklage of Union, Lora Vermillion of Union, Chris Tanner of Springfield, IL, Joshua Tanner of Sedalia, Mo, and Joselyne Tanner of the Republic of Panama; ten great-great-grandchildren, Ariel, Jasmine, Ryder, Madalyn, Quinn, Tanner, Cameron, Max, Ellis and Gavin; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Friday November 16, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Union Cemetery in Union, MO with Rev. Earlwood Towne. The Suddarth family would like to thank the staff of Willowbrook for the loving care extended to J.W. while he lived there. They have asked for memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to Willowbrook Assisted Living. The Suddarth family is being served by the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.
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