He was born August 23, 1991 in Rogers, AR to Sherman “Sonny” L. Sutherland Jr. and Christina (Merriman) Seward.
Surviving are his father of Fairview; his mother of Lincoln, AR; grandparents, Sherman L. (Dorothy) Sutherland Sr. of Fairview and David Merriman of Independence, KS; great grandma, Margaret A. Sutherland of Rogers, AR; two brothers, Gary L. Sutherland of Pea Ridge, AR and Patrick Seward of Prairie Grove, AR; one sister, Jenna Seward of Prairie Grove, AR; his aunts and uncles, Dawn (Jim) Record of Farmington, IL, Jamey (Charity) Sutherland of Houston, TX, Jon Sutherland of St. Louis, Amos (Courtney) Sutherland of Macomb, Rick Merriman of Springfield, MO, D.J. Merriman and Jacob Merriman both of Pierce City, MO; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Cheryl Merriman.
He worked at Keystone Steel and Wire Company as a fork truck operator, and previously worked two years as a cook at Chipotle in Peoria.
He was a member of Farmington First Baptist Church, Farmington, AR.
T.J. loved football and was an avid Eagles fan. He could quote stats dating back into the 1970’s.
He was also an avid gamer and collected Dragon Ball Z and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles memorabilia. He would do anything to try to get a laugh from people.
In hopes to help others, T.J. was an organ and tissue donor.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home Farmington. Curt Lipe will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday May 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.
Memorials may be made to Farmington Rescue 1100 or the St.Francis Neurological ICU.
To view T.J.’s memorial DVD or leave the family condolences online, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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