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Barry Clayton Sutherland was born March 31, 1949 in Liberty, South Carolina to the late Fred Belvin Sutherland and Dorothy Motte Sutherland. Growing up, Barry was always tinkering with cars and loved rebuilding classic cars and hotrods. His last project was a labor of love, restoring his 1966 Ford Mustang named “Baby Doll.” Barry always enjoyed watching NASCAR, cheering on the Atlanta Braves and playing poker. As a young child, the male role models in his life instilled a deep love for the sport of golf. This love was later passed on to his sons and they often enjoyed their adventures on the golf course.
Mr. Sutherland was dedicated to providing his family. Barry retired from Krystal after 28 years of service, having worked his way up from the very bottom of the food chain to eventually serving as a District Manager. While raising his boys, the doors were always open to the neighborhood children and many of them considered the Sutherland house to be their “home away from home”. Mr. Sutherland passed away April 7, 2017 at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia.
Barry was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Beverly Sutherland. Survivors include his sons, Ben (Amanda) Sutherland, Brent (Kelley) Sutherland, and Buddy (Nichole) Sutherland all of Columbus, Georgia; grandchildren, Abigail, Savannah, Aiden, Hayden, Charlotte, Ashton and Averly; brother, Joe Freddie (Laura Marie) Sutherland of Dawsonville, Georgia; and nieces and nephews, Jaime (Mike) Cooke and Tracy (Lorraine) Sutherland all of Atlanta, Georgia.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday April 15, 3:00 p.m. at St. Peter United Methodist Church, 6507 Moon Road, Columbus, Ga 31909.
The family kindly requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial contributions be made to the Children’s Miracle Network, https://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/donate/.
The Sutherland family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909. Online condolences may be offered at www.georgiacremation.com.