December 23, 1937 - July 20, 2020
Richard Dean Suddreth of Quinlan, TX, age 82, died peacefully in Plano, TX on July 20, 2020 surrounded by his loving sons.
Richard was born Dec. 23, 1937 in Hudson, NC, to Claude H. Suddreth and Bessie Sullivan. He was a proud veteran of the Navy and Naval Reserves. Richard retired as a maintenance supervisor for the City of Dallas after 30 years. He was an accomplished bluegrass musician having played in many successful groups over many decades. His favorite instruments played include mandolin, guitar, banjo, and bass and could be heard playing for churches he attended. Perhaps his greatest legacy is passing on his passion for music to his sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his sons Dave and Tracy Suddreth of Hanover, PA, Tim Suddreth of Hutchins, TX, and Steve and Laurie Suddreth of Cypress, TX, sister Delora and Thomas Garner of Wilmington, NC, grandchildren Brandon Suddreth of Charleston, SC, Andie and Kyle Nester of Ickesburg, PA, Justin Suddreth of Knoxville, TN, Kelly and Ben Tigyer of Shippensburgh, PA, Matt Suddreth of Virginia Beach, VA, Zach Suddreth of Farmville, VA, Stephanie Suddreth of Cypress, TX, and Kevin Suddreth of Cypress, TX, great grandchildren Olivia Suddreth of Norwich, CT, David Suddreth of Dallas, TX, Johnathan Suddreth of Dallas, TX, and Everly Tigyer of Shippensburgh, PA, mother-in-law Barbara King of Quinlan, TX, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his first wife of 31 years Joyce Gurley Bradford, his second wife of 19 years Helen King, parents Claude Suddreth and Bessie Sullivan Bentley, brother Claude H. Suddreth Jr., and sisters Miriam Ammons, Kathy Heaton, and Betty Ann Braun.
The family would like to thank the staff at LifeCare Hospital of Plano. There will be no memorial service.
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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