Sutphin, David Edison

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David E. “Dave” Sutphin, 78, of Floyd, slipped from this life of pain Monday October 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Ewell Leonard and Treva Gay Bolt Sutphin, sister; Joyce Marie Sutphin, brother; Dallas Ray Sutphin.

David went to Willis Elementary and High School where he played basketball. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1955 till 1959. He served on the Destroyer USS Sigourney. He was in the Engineering Division as an Electricians Mate, and obtained the Rank 2nd class Petty Officer. David married the love of his life Delpha A. Weddle on November 26, 1959. David worked at G.E. in the Test Department until becoming a longtime businessman, he started out in a Frigidaire Dealership and HVAC and then as a Furniture Retailer. He was the Sitting President of the Board of Trustees for the Alderman Cemetery in Willis, VA. He was an avid sports fan of football, basketball and racing and he loved to play cards.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years Delpha Sutphin, daughter and son-in-law; Sandra and Russ Rorrer of Woolwine, VA., son and daughter-in-law; Steve and Heather Sutphin of Floyd, VA., grandson; Jeffery A. Sutphin of Floyd, VA., brothers and sisters-in-law; Richard and Ruby Sutphin of Floyd, VA, Randy and Betty Sutphin of Shippensburg, PA, and Ron and Fern Sutphin of Indian Valley, VA., sister and brother-in-law; Marlene and Cecil Compton of Floyd, VA., numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday October 24, 2014 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darren Landon officiating. The interment will follow in the Alderman Cemetery with Military Rites by the Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 and American Legion Post #127. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday October 23, 2014 at Maberry Funeral Home.

In lieu flowers, donations may be made toward the final expenses.