In Loving Memory of
Robert Jefferson "Coach" Sutherlin
Robert Jefferson Sutherlin, age 88 of Liberty, also known to many as Coach, passed away January 15, 2016 in Baytown, TX. Coach was born October 27, 1927 in Haughton, LA, son of the late James B. Sutherlin and Lucielle McAnn Sutherlin. After graduation from high school, Coach served in U.S. Marines from 1946 to 1952 where he obtained the ranking of Sergeant. He served during WWII and Korea. Coach then went on to receive his bachelor degree in agriculture from Northwestern State College in Louisiana and then his masters in agriculture and education from Stephen F. Austin University. He then moved to Liberty in 1954 where he started his career in coaching and teaching with Liberty ISD. Coach retired after serving 40 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Liberty as well as a member of the Menâ€™s Bible Class. Coach was also a lifetime member of the Lions Club, the VFW, Elks Lodge and a member of the Magnolia Ridge Menâ€™s Golf Association. He was a man that gave you your passion in life and was truly such an amazing and kind man. The community has lost a wonderful man.
Coach was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Jimmie Jo Beaty Sutherlin, son; Mark Worthy, brothers; James William Sutherlin and Ross G. Sutherlin. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, son; James Earl "Jimbo" Worthy, sisters; Dale Jones, Marjorie Steele, Nadine Morgan, Elayne Cornett, special friend; Nan Roberts, former daughter-in-law; Allison Rouse, grandchildren; Josh Worthy and wife Denise, Kelby Worthy and wife Danielle, Kolby Worthy and wife LaChelle, Robert Worthy, Kelcy Worthy, Hannah Blanchard and husband Toby and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made in Coachâ€™s memory to the Lions Club Cripple Children Camp or The First United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund in Liberty
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