Ernest Lee “Ernie” Sutterfield, age 76 of Beardstown, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
He was born July 20, 1944 in Beardstown, the son of Emmitt Sutterfield and Virginia Scott Sutterfield Livsey. He married Sharon Brooks on January 23, 1970 in Beardstown.
He is survived by his wife Sharon Sutterfield of Beardstown; two children Wendy L. Porch of Indianapolis, IN and Scott L. Sutterfield of Beardstown; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one sister Pat Reeves of Barry; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren Tierney and Kati, two great grandchildren Kaiden and Casey, and two brothers Russell and Paul Sutterfield.
Ernie attended Beardstown Schools. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Upon returning home, he began a career at Oscar Mayer in Beardstown and retired in 1991. He took a position in North Carolina and moved back to Beardstown in 1999. Ernie was a member Community of Christ Church in Beardstown. In his younger years, he coached many little league teams and was an umpire for the pony and colt leagues. He enjoyed his time at Quincy Veterans Home. Ernie liked to try his luck at the slot machines, playing poker, and Bingo. He spent many mornings feeding the ducks and geese and having a cup of coffee with his friends.
Graveside services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Beardstown City Cemetery. A private family visitation will be held. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.
Due to the current health situation, face masks will be required and social distancing guidelines should be followed.
Memorials have been suggested to Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.