David Gayle Sutherland, 68, of Henderson passed away Dec. 23, 2020 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
The family received friends at the First Baptist Church parking lot, (504 E. Main Street in Henderson) from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27. This was to allow guests to greet the family and safely remain in their vehicles.
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home in LaGrange, Ky. Burial followed in Floydsburg Cemetery at Crestwood, Ky. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, Building Fund, 504 E. Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340.
He was born May 31, 1952 in LaGrange, Ky., in Oldham County, the twin son of the late James Bailey and Rita Lou Roby Sutherland. He grew up in LaGrange and was a 1970 graduate of Oldham County High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and served two years during the Vietnam War. He also attended Eastern Kentucky University for a time. He worked several decades in sales and finance in the automotive business in Kentucky, and for the past three years, he drove auto transport for several dealerships in Jackson.
He married Phyllis Lynn Powell on Oct. 28, 2017. They made their home in Henderson.
He loved music and worked in the music industry for several years traveling with Kenny Rogers.
He was always singing and entertaining. He never met a stranger and he was loved by those that knew him. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Henderson.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Lynn Powell Sutherland of Henderson; two daughters, Jennifer (Duane) Essex of Louisville, Ky., and Julie Sutherland of Louisville, Ky.; two stepsons, Luther (Lena) Bramblett of Springfield, Ky., and Jason (Dawn) Bramblett of Henderson; grandchildren, Alexander Sutherland, Carlin Sutherland, and Zane Sutherland; step grandchildren, Drew Bramblett, Hallie Bramblett, Sy Bramblett and Case Bramblett; a brother, Dennis Dayle (Vicki) Sutherland of Crestwood, Ky.; and one sister, Shelia Kirk of Louisville, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kevin Sutherland.