George W. Sutherland, Jr. of Holland, Ohio

George W. Sutherland Jr., 92, of Holland, OH expired Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Ebeid Hospice Center on the Flower Hospital Campus, Sylvania, OH after a brief illness. George was born in Wilsondale, WV on March 29, 1919. He spent time between West Virginia and Ohio through the years until 2008. On December 4, 2008. George moved permanently to Holland, OH to reside with his oldest son, Aaron “Corky” and daughter-in-law Andrea until his demise. Aaron and Andrea remain grateful to have had this time with him. As a young man, from 1943-1953, George worked in the coal mines of West Virginia. In addition, George served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged on June 1, 1946. After 1953, George began working with various railroads and retired as an engineer in December of 1981 from Conrail. He was an active member of the VFW and American Legion. Even though George moved north to reside with his family, he remained an active member of his beloved Baptist Church in Wayne, WV. George was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Violet; second wife, Lois; third wife, Irene; siblings, Frank, Sidy, Phoebe, Fred, Y.B., and parents, George Sr. and Martha. George is survived by sister, Brookie; children, Aaron (Andrea), Sheila (Jim) and George; grandchildren, John (Abby), Anjanette (Hollis), Jim (Danielle) and Michael; great-grandchildren, Brook, Trevor, Cameron, Austin and Wyatt; also numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Jerry Williamson Cemetery in Dunlow, WV. Visitation will be held starting at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A celebration of George’s life will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday June 4, 2011 at the Club 16 at 316 S. King Rd., Holland, OH. Those wishing to express a gift of sympathy may do so to the Ebeid Hospice Center on the Flower Hospital Campus in Sylvania, OH. The family wishes to extend appreciation to the staff at the Ebeid Hospice Center for their compassionate care of George and his family.