Terry Ray Sutherland 84, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away on April 23, 2021. He was born March 24, 1937 in Pittsburg, Kansas to Leonard and Lena (Stonaker) Sutherland.
In 1945 the family moved to Arizona. Terry played golf for most of his life. He made a Hole In One at the age of 16, while caddying at the “Ladies Trans Mississippi Tournament”. He also was a Lifeguard at the ABC Club and worked for The Rural Fire Protection Co as a fire fighter while attending ASU.
Terry gave an amazingly heroic 39 gallons of universal O negative blood starting at the age of 18 after a high school friend was hurt in an auto accident. He continued giving blood in Germany during a mine accident and continued giving into his senior years.
Terry was preceded in death by his wife Eva Rose by just one month. Also, his oldest son Scott who passed in 1982 at the age of 22.
Terry and Eva were married in 1973 bringing together Terry’s 2 sons and Eva’s 6 children to the marriage. Terry and Eva moved to Prescott in 1975. He was employed by Arizona Public Service. They were members of the Moose Lodge in Prescott and were Smoki dancers as well.
Upon retirement they split their time between Indiana and Arizona, moving back to settle in Apache Junction for the past 21 years.
Survivors include his children Steve (Cathi) Sutherland; Grandsons Scott (Rhiannon), Justin (Amy) and Jake Sutherland and 6 great grandchildren. His stepchildren John (Patty) Lenon, Pamela (Bill) Zahn, Douglas (Nancy) Day, Terry (Barb) Day, Susan (Marshall) Harrison, Rita Day, Kevin (Kathy) Day. There are also several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. A sister Sue (Win) Green, niece Kelli (John) Bradley and nephew Casey (Sammantha) Green of Idaho and Washington.
In lieu of flowers you can donate in Terry’s name to “American Red Cross”