of Mountain Home, AR
January 9, 1944 - February 1, 2023
Leonard Arnold Sutherland, 79, of Mountain Home, AR passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 1. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Warren J. and Ruth Myrtle (Charlie) Sutherland on January 9, 1944.Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Roger; two brothers, Warren and Dennis and two sisters, Jeannine Rapp and Ethel Phillips.He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Betty; a son, Jerry Wesley (Christy) Sutherland of Mountain Home; two sisters, Patricia (Dean) Mather of Mountain Home and Juanita Scharig of Independence, MO; a brother, Larry (Joanne) Sutherland of Lone Jack, MO; many nieces and nephews; his church family and many loved friends.Leonard was a veteran of the United States Navy. Serving three years, Leonard was assigned to Special Forces, operating landing craft to transport military personnel, equipment and weapons for combat operations.He retired from the Local 2 Sheet Metal Workers International. He was a member of the Church of God Fellowship in Omaha, AR, where he was affectionately known as "Grandpa Leonard" to all the children.His natural artistic and creative abilities shone in his sculpting, landscaping and gardening. He especially loved growing Juliet tomatoes each spring, which he shared with everyone around him. Leonard most enjoyed being on the lake, having a dog in his lap and spending time with family and friends.Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. on Monday. February 6 at White Chapel Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens located at 6600 NE Antioch Rd., Gladstone MO 64119. Ken Tate will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Church of God Fellowship in memory of Leonard Sutherland.Arrangements are under the care of Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/mtnhome.
Aunt Betty, I am so sorry for your loss, our loss. He left a big hole in our hearts and our lives when God called him home. On the positive side, he left a wonderful legacy of knowing, loving and trusting his LORD and Savior. I know that one day we will be together again. John 11:25 "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;...' " I pray that the God of all comfort, comforts you in your grief.
Betty so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Will be praying for you, with love Patsy
RIP Uncle Leo.Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Betty, Wes and the extended family,With you, our hearts are broken. Leonard was a friend and a brother. He was the best Grandpa our grandchildren ever had!Leonard will be missed, but I look forward to embracing him again in the resurrection.It just gets gooder and gooder!Ken, Janice and family