Leo Carl "L.C." Sutterfield, 91, of Mountain View died April 20, 2019, after a brief illness.Leo was born Oct. 12, 1927, at Polk Mountain, near Sylamore in Izard County. He was the youngest of 13 children born to Columbus Berry and Clementine (Crews) Sutterfield.
The family moved to Sylamore in 1936, where Leo attended school. He married Doris White on June 21, 1945, and served in the U.S. Army before going to work for the railroad in 1948. The family would paddle across the river to attend church at Levisy Flat, and in 1958 he became a licensed Assembly of God minister.
Leo was a licensed practical nurse and worked at the Mountain View hospital for several years before beginning a career as a nursing home administrator. He operated the nursing home in Mountain View for 12 years and later administered nursing homes in Texarkana for several years.
Leo served on the Mountain View City Council, as Stone County coroner, and for eight years as constable of Blue Mountain Township. He also served many years as a court bailiff.
He had a cattle farm for several years, and one of his favorite pastimes in recent years was helping check the cattle or watching the hay making on his son's farm.
Leo attended First Assembly of God Church in Mountain View. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He had a kind heart, and he loved the Lord and his fellow man. Survivors include three sons, Claude Sutterfield of Mountain View, Steve Sutterfield and wife Susan of North Little Rock, and Vance Sutterfield of Kansas; one daughter-in-law, Linda Sutterfield of Hanover; two grandchildren, Edie Sutterfield and Sarah Jane Sutterfield; one great-grandson, James Nicholson; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris; one son, Leo Sutterfield Jr.; his siblings, Stella Brown, Ed Newton Sutterfield, Emma Wynn, Columbus Troy Sutterfield, Pearl Beatrice Williamson, Josephine McCallie, Thomas Roy Sutterfield, Dolly Henderson, Sally Nina Henderson, Virgie Cellars Sterbinsky, and two infant sisters.
Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, April 23. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. at Roller Crouch Funeral Home, immediately followed by a graveside service at Levisy Flat Cemetery, with the Rev. David Campbell officiating.
Pallbearers are Jack Sutterfield, Russell Sutterfield, James Henderson, Russell Foster, Jack Vance, and the Rev. Mike Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers are Roger Forshee and Dr. Tom Isbell.