James H. Suttles

Published 4:20 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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James H. Suttles, 74, died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at his home in Huntsville, Alabama.

Mr. Suttles was born in Townville, South Carolina to Horace and Pauline Suttles. He was the founder and former president of Suttles Truck Leasing and Southern Tank Leasing with headquarters in Demopolis. He was also the former president of the Alabama Trucking Association, American Tank Truck Carriers, American Historical Truck Society, and Kiwanis Club-Demopolis Chapter as well as a member of the Demopolis Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Transportation Board, Black Warrior Boy Scout Council, and Black Belt Development Authority. Mr. Suttles retired from Suttles/Dana Transportation in 2005. He moved to Huntsville following a 2016 stroke to live near his son, Tim. His hobbies included snowmobiling and antique trucks.

Mr. Suttles is survived by his two sons, James R. “JR” Suttles and Timothy M. Suttles of Huntsville; brother, John C. Suttles; sister, Ruby Ann Thomas; ex-wives, Mary Moore and Maria Suttles; and stepchildren, Ben Wood, Lillian Prince, and Natasha Horner; and nine grandchildren.

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JR currently lives in Fosters, Alabama and his son, Cole (27), lives in Tuscaloosa. Tim and his wife, Joy, and children Alexander (26) and Elizabeth (23) live in Huntsville. Ben Wood and his wife, Rita, live in Mt. Carmel, Illinois and his children Ashley (28) and Blake (26) live in Charlotte, North Carolina and Lindsey (24) lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Lillian and her husband Ron and daughter Isabella (18) live in Birmingham. Natasha and her husband Eddie and daughters Sydney (21) and Tori (15), and son Aubrey (12) live in Northport.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, May 31, at the First United Methodist Church on 200 E. Decatur St. in Demopolis from 1 to 3 p.m. with funeral and graveside services to follow.