The Progress-Index Weekend - - OBITUARIES -

John Robert Suyes Jr., 85, of Hopewell died Novem­ber 2, 2018. The son of the late John Robert and Ruth Alice Matthews Suyes, he was pre­ceded in death by his sis­ter, Faith Evan­ge­line Long­field and his beloved dogs, Spike and Daisy. He is sur­vived by his wife of 52 years, Rose Faulkner Suyes; daugh­ter, Joanna Suyes Ogle and her hus­band, Jimmy, of Rich­mond; daugh­ter, Kathryn Suyes Car­ba­jal and her hus­band, Ben­jamin, of Florence, SC; son, John Robert Suyes III of Den­ver, CO; sis­ters, Veta Marie Creg­gar of Prince Ge­orge and Glo­ria Han­nah Cralle of Ash­land; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

He was a lov­ing and gen­er­ous father and hus­band and a long­time mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church where he served on nu­mer­ous com­mit­tees and was a dea­con, usher, and Sun­day School teacher for many years. Along with his good friend, Clint Strong, he was a found­ing mem­ber of the Sur­prise Visi­ta­tion Team. Ed­u­cated at the Univer­sity of Rich­mond, he served as a chap­lain’s as­sis­tant in the United States Army and was a vet­eran of the Korean War. For 40 years he owned floor cov­er­ing busi­nesses in Hopewell and Ch­ester be­fore his re­tire­ment at age 75.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends on Tues­day, Novem­ber 6, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at First Bap­tist Church, Hopewell, fol­lowed im­me­di­ately by a fu­neral ser­vice at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Dar­ryl Boggs, pas­tor of First Bap­tist Church, of­fi­ci­at­ing. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to First Bap­tist Church, 401 N. 2nd Ave., Hopewell, VA 23860; Kin­dred Hospice, 595 Old Wag­ner Rd., Peters­burg, VA 23805 or the Hopewell Hu­mane So­ci­ety, 3412 Oak­lawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www.jt­mor­

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