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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Farewell, Friend

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of Bill Sutherland, one of the first presidents of the Virginia Association of Towing & Recovery Operators or VATRO.

His obit:

William Edward Sutherland Jr., 65, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008.

He was the husband of Lorraine Bernier Sutherland and was president and owner of Mount Vernon Fuel Oil Inc., t/a Woodbridge Marine.

He was past king lion of the Aquia Host Lions Club and past commander of Aquia Harbor Yacht Club. He was a member of the Mid-Potomac Power Squadron.

Mr. Sutherland was born in Alexandria March 27, 1943, the son of the late William Edward Sutherland Sr. and Bessie Cornelia Merchant Sutherland.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Carol A. Sutherland of Stafford and Billie Sue Walker and her husband, Jeffrey A., of Stafford; two sisters, Joan Rush and her husband, Jim, of West Virginia, and Patricia Roberts and her husband, Don, of West Virginia; and five grandchildren, William Christopher Sutherland, Jill Walker, Jesse Walker, Brandon Lang and Olivia Shupe.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel, by the Rev. George Dearborn. Interment will follow in Mount Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria .

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Aquia Host Lions Club; the Aquia Harbor Yacht Club; or to Mary Washington Hospice.

Online condolences may be made by visiting mullins thompson.com

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