William “Bill” Sutcliffe, formerly of Clinton, MO, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the age of 65. Born in Salina, KS, but raised in Republic, MO, Bill served in the US Marine Corps from 1966 thru 1968 in Viet Nam. He retired from the KCMO Fire Department in 1999, after 31 years of honorable service. Bill was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1898 in Clinton, MO, the DAV and a former member of Bible Baptist Church, also in Clinton. He was preceded n death by his mother, father and two sisters, Carolyn Johnson and Connie Carvale.
He is survived by his wife, Patty; two sons, David Taylor of Springfield, MO and James Taylor of Stillwater, OK; sister, Katherine Sutcliffe of Marionville, MO; three brothers, Jimmy Carter of Aurora, MO, Ronnie Carter of Lake Huron, MI and Donnie Carter of Mount Vernon, MO; several nieces and nephews; and two aunts, Clara Kettles and Susie Jones.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2012 in D.W. Newcomers Floral Hills Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO, under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO. Visit www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book or leave a condolence.
In lieu of flowers, Bill wished that any donations considered would be made to Operation Smile on his behalf, www.operationsmile.org. It will make you smile.