Walter G. Sutphin, 83, of Linton, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at Bloomington Hospital.
Born Feb. 15, 1921 in Dugger, he was the son of Walter M. and Hazel (Gosney) Sutphin.
He was a life member of the Navy Sea Bees, serving in the European and Asiatic Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II. He was a retired welder from Amax Coal Company with 43 years of service. He was a member of Saron United Church of Christ, BPO Elks 866, and the Masonic Lodge 560, all of Linton, and the UMWA 1423 of Terre Haute and the Lyons American Legion. He was an active member of the Terre Haute Banks of the Wabash Barbershop Chorus for 57 years, singing throughout the United States, England and Japan.
Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Beth and her husband Kenny Tiek of Linton, and Rebecca and her husband Steve Reed of Ellettsville; a step-daughter Suzanne and her husband Bob Zimmer of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a step-son Steven Struckmeyer and his wife Marianne of Dalton, Mich.; a brother Paul Sutphin of Peoria, Ill.; six grandchildren, Brandon Tiek, Kiersten Hagquist, April, Steven, Amanda and Chris Reed; five step-grandchildren, Jason and Kevin Zimmer, Dustin, Phil, and Elizabeth Struckmeyer; four great-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; three nephews; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Patricia (Roach) Sutphin and Joanna (Leavitt) Sutphin, an infant son William Randolph Sutphin, two brothers John and William Sutphin, and his parents.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel with the Rev. Erica Roth officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton with Military graveside rites by the American Legion Post 22 of Linton.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, and from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.