Hugh Buster Suggs, age 84, of Lamar, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2008, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.


     Hugh was born February 12, 1924, in Hulbert, Oklahoma, to Hugh and Betty (Osage) Suggs.  He graduated from Ochelata High School in 1942 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.  On August 25, 1946, at Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hugh married Blanche Lowther. Hugh worked for Sinclair Oil & Gas for eight years.  He then worked as a dispatcher for Douglas Aircraft for many years, retiring from McDonnell-Douglas in 1984.  After retiring, Hugh and Blanche moved to Jasper, Missouri and then to Lamar in 1996.  He was a member of Owasso Lodge No. 545 A.F. & A.M.; Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 32 , KCCH in the Valley of Tulsa, Orient of Oklahoma; the Akdar Shrine; Daylight Lodge; Tulsa White Shrine of Jerusalem where he was Past Watchman of Shepherds; Past Royal Patron of Will Rogers Amaranth Court; Past Patron of Alverson Chapter, Order of  Eastern Star;  Past Noble Grand of Debolt Lodge 515; Calla Rebekah Lodge 160; and Jasper VFW Post 6415.  He was a member of Jasper Christian Church where he served as a deacon.


     Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Blanche, of the home; three daughters, Rosetta & husband Kenneth Baker, Yukon, Oklahoma, Lana Leigh West, Claremore, Oklahoma, and Marcella & husband Jack Groshans, Evansville, Indiana; a brother, Donald Suggs, Hulbert, Oklahoma; a sister, Francis Smith, Shawnee, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Andrew Baker, Rhonda Glenn, Audra Faye Spencer, Alicia Fern Flanagan, Joshua David Groshans, and Desiree Lynn Stinchfield; and 17 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Carlos Eugene Suggs and two sisters, Viola Ramsey and Juanita Allen.


     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 24th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Wednesday.  Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery with military honors conducted by Jasper VFW Post 6415.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#4 cathy 2011-01-07 08:24
blanche...its horrible that you lost your husband,i just recently found this.but you know you never lose somebody that you love theyre always there with you even if not in a physical way anymore.feel free to contact me if you wish ive been going through hard times too,but whats wonderful is that he was with you all those years and you were able to be happy together.
#3 Lamar MoSandra Dickey 2008-09-24 21:17
Blanche & Family, We love you and your family so much. Proverbs 17:17 a says A friend loves at all times That is how our friendshp has been for over 15 years. Hugh was like a adopted grandpa to me. Our love and prayers are with you in the days to come. Sandra
#2 Shawnee,OKJanice Smith King 2008-09-24 07:46
I'm so sorry Mom and I could not be there today. Mom has a few health problems but we still talked about coming for days.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Frances Lee Smith and Janice King
#1 Oologah OKDonna Fendley 2008-09-23 13:00
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I pray the Lord will bring you comfort and strength during this time of sorrow.

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