Forrest James Suttles

Monday, October 13, 1941 - Saturday, June 2, 2018

In Loving Memory

Photo of Forrest James Suttles  - 1941-2018

Leicester-  On Saturday, June 2, 2018,  Forrest James Suttles, age 76, a man who was loved by many, entered into his eternal heavenly home.

Mr. Suttles was born October 13, 1941 in Buncombe County. He was the son of the late Fairda and Julia Surrett Suttles. He had made his home in Buncombe County all of his life and had been employed as an automobile mechanic with S & R Foreign Auto Sales and Service. Everyone blessed to know Forrest will remember his calming, and quite personality.   He was proud of his mountain heritage , enjoyed listening to blue grass music and he deeply loved the mountains  where he was born and raised.  Forrest was a dedicated father and he will forever be missed by his friends and his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Reeves Suttles.

Surviving are his sons, Chris Suttles and Mary Southerland of Leicester and Keith Suttles and Kirk Godbey of Fort Mill, SC;  a grandson, Dylan Suttles and Heather of Leicester; a great- granddaughter, Addison; a great-grandson, River;  a brother, Carmel Suttles and his wife, Theda Suttles  of Asheville; his former wife and the mother of his children, Elaine Garris Suttles of Rock Hill, SC; several nieces and nephews and his special friends, Jerry Jones of Leicester and Paul Rector of Asheville.

To honor the request of Mr. Suttles no formal funeral services will be held.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Suttles family.



Condolences from family and friends


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Sooo sorry for your loss. Forest Suttles was a great Daddy.granddad, uncle, and neighbor to everyone. He loved and care for everybody he came in contact with. He will truly be missed by all his family and friends. Prayers and thoughts go out to all his family.He was a kind hearted man and would do anything he could to help his fellowman. R.I.P. Forest Suttles your worries down here are over.(Go Rest High On that Mountain). Till we meet again. I love you uncle Forest......
Norma JusticeSooo
My sympathy to Chris ,Keith ,and all the family!! I bought my first vw in 1966 from him . I am sure he will be missed . God comfort all of you!!
Norma Jean Henson
Forrest James Suttles was my papaw but he was more like a father to me he was always there for me no matter what. He taught me right from wrong and how to treat others and always do the right thing. He was always helping others his kind heartedness always shown wherever he went. He was a terrific mechanic, who was a self made man. He opened up his own mechanic shop and took pride in his work. I remember growing up around the shop and as I got older he started to teach me how to work on vehicles. He has taught and showed me so much throughout my life I'm forever grateful for everything he has done for me. He will always be truly missed. I miss him so much but glad that he's no longer suffering he's now with his eternal father in heaven and I know he's happy.
Dylan Suttles
Dylan and family, I'm sry for your loss. I haven't seen Forrest in several years but I was always grateful for every time Forrest worked on my car and always thankful for his friendship. Praying for the family.
Tim Hyatt