Raymond H. Suttle

Raymond H. Suttle departed this life on June 24, 2023. Raymond was the youngest of eleven children and was born on July 8, 1927, in Newport News, Virginia to Michael and Bahea Daye Suttle.

Raymond received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1950 and his Juris Doctorate from Harvard University in 1953. In August of 1952, he married Virginia Grace Bull and they were married for seventy years. In the fall of 1953, he joined the law firm of Jones, Blechman, Woltz, and Kelly, P.C. where he practiced law for 65 years until his retirement in December of 2018. During his career, he was actively engaged in the community including being a member of several charitable organizations including the Colonial Council Boy Scouts of America (past president), Hampton Roads Junior Chamber of Commerce, Newport News Bar Association (past president), Warwick Rotary Club (past president, now known as Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center), Campaign Chairman of the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula and a Trustee of Hampton Roads Academy. He was a member of the American Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, and the Newport News Bar Association.

Raymond was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Raymond was the recipient of the Boys Scouts Silver Beaver and Good Scout Awards, Warwick Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow, and Lions Club Melvin Jones Fellow.

He is predeceased by his wife, Virginia Grace Suttle, his parents Michael and Bahea Daye Suttle, and his brothers and sisters, George, Albert, Oscar, Arthur, Joseph, William, Rebecca Ham, Frederick, Marie, and Michael, Jr. He is survived by his daughters Barbara Garnett (Lloyd), Donna Herbert (Tom), Pamela Suttle, and his son Raymond H. Suttle, Jr. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Andrew Garnett (Sarah), Thomas Herbert Jr., Raymond Scott Herbert, Caroline Suttle, and Harrison Suttle and many nieces and nephews.

He will forever be missed by his family and friends.

Raymond was grateful for his loyal caregivers and his family expresses their deep appreciation to them.

A private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 372 Hiden Blvd., Newport News, Virginia 23606, or the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport
News, VA 23601.

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