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Tom Suffridge

January 13, 1933 May 16, 2019
Tom Suffridge
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Obituary for Tom Suffridge

Silas Tommy “Tom” Suffridge, 86-year-old Vinita resident, passed away on Thursday evening, May 16, 2019 at Heartsworth Senior Living. He was born on January 13, 1933 in Granite, Oklahoma to Clyde Thomas Suffridge and Lillian Burnice (Carpenter) Suffridge. Tom graduated from Western High School in Silver City, New Mexico. He served in United States Navy after high school. Tom and Polly (Townsley) were united in marriage on December 26, 1959 in Tulsa. Tom retired from the Grand River Dam Authority in 1988, where he was the Senior Powerhouse Electrician at the Pensacola Dam. Tom was a member of the Vinita Church of Christ. In his retirement years Tom enjoyed doing paintings, reading, gardening and remodeling his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family includes; his wife Polly of the home; children, Beth Thompson and husband Eddie of Vinita; David Suffridge and wife Rosemary of Spencer, Paul Suffridge and wife Linnea of Norman, Tim Suffridge of Norman, Joel Suffridge and wife Olive of Tulsa; a brother, Fred Suffridge and wife Ande of Broken Arrow; sisters, Mona Pumphrey of Las Cruces, NM, Mary Davis of Shallow Water, TX; twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The celebration of life will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Vinita Church of Christ, with Minister Bob Hampton officiating, Mr. Ron Hass will lead the singing. Online condolences may be made at or on our Facebook page. Arrangements are by the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral and Cremation Service, locally owned and operated.

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6:00 PM 5/23/2019 6:00:00 PM
Vinita Church of Christ

One Mile West of Vinita on US 60
Vinita, OK 74301

Vinita Church of Christ
One Mile West of Vinita on US 60 Vinita 74301 OK
United States

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