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William Clarence Sudduth

April 18, 1933 — January 7, 2022

William Clarence "Bill" Sudduth Jr.
April 18, 1933 - January 7, 2022

"Be Good, Stay Safe, Be Courageous - Failure is Not an Option"

William Clarence Sudduth Jr. - "Bill" to most - "Billy" to some. Bill was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great grandfather. Bill was born April 18, 1933 in Long Beach, California. He 'saw' his last earthly sunrise on January 7, 2022. He died at the age of 88 from natural causes at his home in Carson, California.

He is survived by his loving wife Rosemary Sudduth, of 30 years. Bill has two surviving children whom he loved with former spouse Patricia Ann Sudduth - Stephanie (Ruben) Duron and David (Belinda) Sudduth. He has five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Born to his loving parents, William Clarence Sudduth Sr., and Sylvia Lorene (Miller) Sudduth, he was preceded in death by them and his two sisters - Kathryn Davis and Colleen Musulin.

Bill graduated from Gardena High School. As a Gardena Mohican, he participated in & Lettered on the following teams - Football, Track, and Wrestling - he was a California State Wrestling Champion in his weight division. He was an awarded Artist in Ceramics. He was selected and represented his High School at 'Boy's State'. He sang in the school Acapella Choir. He enjoyed Wood Shop and Automotive Repair Classes. He attended Life Bible College, El Camino College, and Harbor College. He served on active duty in the United States Army - in the Korean War.

Bill loved and was active in Car Clubs & Restorations, Racing, Motorcycling, Coaching, Flying, Scuba Diving, Fishing & Camping, Coin Collecting, Gardening, Prospecting, Silver Smithing, Copper Enameling, short-term Missionary Work, and Lapidary (he was a 'Rockhound' - like his father) for most of his life-traveling the United States and abroad.

He loved and was faithful to his Lord and Savior - Jesus Christ, his Church, serving the Mission of the Church. He was known for his giving, serving, and inspiration by those that knew him.

Bill started working at an early age. First, 'suckering' corn & 'bunching' radishes - later he worked in a gas station and a chicken farm - then in a local radiator shop. Afterwards, he worked his way through the construction trades - from Laborer to Carpenter until he became a Union-Journeyman Steam-Pipefitter. He worked at the Texaco Oil Refinery in Wilmington, California. During the late 60's - he moved the entire family to Las Vegas, Nevada for a few years while he worked at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) just north of Las Vegas. Bill worked in three different departments for the County of Los Angeles, including Health Services and ISD, and the Sheriff's Facilities Maintenence Service Department. In 1996 Bill retired from the County of Los Angeles with 29 years of service holding the position of Steam-Refrigeration Supervisor. Upon retiring from the County of Los Angeles, Bill continued to work out of the Steam-Refrigeration-Air Conditioning-Pipefitters Local Union 250 for several years. the last project the Union dispatched him to was at the San Onofre Power Plant - Bill had over 30 years working as a Union Steam-Pipefitter!

A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00AM on January 29, 2022 at Journey South Bay Church located at 2761 W. 190th Street, in Redondo Beach. Motor-escorts to the interment service to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the following charities: I AM Family Ministries in Uganda (Africa) and Baptist American Scholarship Fund - Creel (Mexico) Children's Home.

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