Jackie O’Neil Sutliff, age 86 of Troutville, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 at the Virginia Veterans Care Center.
He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and a dear friend to many. Jackie retired from General Electric Company after 39 years of loyal employment. He retired from The United States Naval Reserve after 27 years. For 18 years, Jackie was both a member of Troutville Lions Club and a loving foster parent through Depaul Family Services. He was an active member of the Hanging Rock Rods car club and enjoyed building and driving street rods. Jackie publicly confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior on March 21, 1948 and continued as a member of Rainbow Forest Baptist Church for 49 years. He was instrumental in leading many to Jesus.
Jackie was the son of the late Scherer and Virgie Dix Sutliff. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia Graham Sutliff of 59 years; sisters, Geneva Sutliff Kincer; and two brothers, Sonny and Jimmy Sutliff. Left to cherish his memory are his son and daughter-in-law Frank and Julia Sutliff; grandchildren: Logan Sutliff, Jessica Ferguson, Charissa Henegar; and great-granddaughter, Gillian Hale. Additional family members surviving Jackie: Joey (Kim) Sutliff, and Allen (Susan) Wirt; grandchildren: Bryce and Hunter Sutliff, Matt and Ryan Wirt.
A special thank you to the Virginia Veterans Care Center, Blue Ridge Cancer Center, and Gentle Shepherd Hospice. We are thankful for the love, compassion, and prayers from his church family, Sunday school class, and neighbors.
A celebration of Jackie’s life will be 12:00 Noon, Saturday May 16 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville with Pastors Mike Grooms and Rick Via officiating. Burial with military honors provided by The United States Navy Honor Guard will be at Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions be made to Rainbow Forest Baptist Church, 1338 Rainbow Forest Drive, Troutville, Virginia 24175; or to Rick Via Ministries, World Reach Partnerships, PO Box 582, Blue Ridge, Virginia 24064.
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