Jefferson Lloyd Sugg

August 11, 1924August 8, 2010

Jefferson Lloyd Sugg, 85, of Cary, NC, passed away on August 8, 2010. A native of Smithfield, NC, he was the son of Rose Gordon Sugg and Burton Whitfield Sugg of Smithfield. He was a veteran of WWII serving on a LCI 410 as a First Class Boatman’s Mate and participated in the Invasion of Normandy. After discharge from the Navy, he attended North Carolina State University and graduated in 1951. He was one of the first land developers in Cary in the 1950’s and continued to develop properties into the 1980’s.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Waddell Sugg. He is survived by four children, Chesley Sugg of Cary, Jeanne Sugg Doty of Shelby, NC, Amy Sugg Allen of Carthage, NC and Gigi Sugg Jones of Fuquay-Varina, NC; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and longtime companion, Nancy Wilson of Holly Springs, NC.

A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Cary. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, August 11, 2010 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.

For those who wish to make a memorial contribution, please donate to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 North Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622-2691.

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Peggy Johnson

October 13, 2010

The many years I worked for Jeff was always amazing. I never knew how many different people would walk thru the door of my office. Thru Jeff, I was introduced to people from Brazil, Canada, Wyoming and different parts of NC. Jeff has many friends. My condolences are with you, Chesley, Jeanne, Amy and Gigi.I pray you are doing well and have good long lasting memories of your father and his great life. Lots of Love, Peggy Johnson, (Garner, NC)

Melanie Gainey

August 30, 2010

I am so very sorry to learn of you loss. I met Jeff when I was a young girl with my Dad, Charlie Bass. As an adult, I feel fortunate to have known him and seen him on his farm. He was an individual and a true Southern Gentleman. A few years back my husband met him and has never forgotten that day. It was two old school cowboys talking "shop." Actually it was Jeff sharing his stories and wisdom with a younger cowboy. After that, Jeff never forgot to ask me about "that cowboy I married." We will miss Jeff and his wisdom.

Darlene Henson/Wiltzius

August 15, 2010

Gigi,Amy and Family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father, He was so important in the development of our wonderful town Cary, I know he will be missed by many, I walked over today to pay my respects and visit my Fathers grave, it so hard to lose our parents!!!

Glenn Coble

August 12, 2010

For 40 of my 56 years, I was blessed with the association with Jeff Sugg. I started as a chicken poop shoveling child slave at the old Red Neck Ranch. With time and guidance from Jeff, I worked myself up the head turd herder. Before long, with Jeff's blessings I was knighted with a polo mallet and deemed a "pretty good boy" which he continued to refer to me even at 56.

Needless to say the past 40 years Jeff & I shared more that just good looks. We traveled near and far, sharing our love of animals, antiques, history, and just plain B.S. We respectfully agreed to disagree. I realized after a short period of time there is only one way - that was Jeff's way. Unfortunately for me, he was usually right.

The knowledge Jeff past down to me is immeasurable. This information, you can't find in a book; lesson's that only life can teach someone. Jeff was kind enough to take me under his wing, and teach me some of the most important Jeffisms, "postulates & theories" of the business world. For this I am grateful.

For me, Jeff was larger than life. Bigger than John Wayne - a man among men. He was my hero. Most importantly, he was my friend. He will be deeply and sadly missed, never to be replaced, only honored & remembered.

August 11, 2010

Jeff will always remain one of the most memorable of my friends - his
sparkling wit and unique sense of humor was unequalled - plus his
superb common sense and devil-may -care view of life ! His bravery
helped make him such a successful businessman and his ability to
project, We enjoyed our horses together ! Our love to his family -
Barbara britton sedwick

Brenda Dexter

August 11, 2010

Dear Nancy and Jeff's daughters and family,
It was our privilege to have known Jeff for years. The first time I saw him, I thought he looked like Santa Claus! Jeff was an authentic character, the "real deal", no pretense - what you saw was what you got - and I really loved that about him. I always have appreciated his generosity in letting the family enjoy the Blackpatch Farm for our family gatherings, and the stagecoach he built and let us ride was awesome! I'm so thankful we got to visit with him in June this year. May God be with you in your loss, as we keep you in our thoughts and prayers, and in our pleasant memories of Jeff.

Nancy Allen Waller

August 11, 2010

To my dear friend Amy (and all the Suggs), I wish you comfort and peace in this time. Memories of your Dad will stay with me (and my family) forever. I met Jeff as a little girl of 11, and his handlebar mustache really fascinated me! And the fact that he rode a horse and played some kind of game on it?? Going to the farm off Harrison Ave. was real treat. When my family moved to Cary in 1967, we moved into a house that Jeff built in BurtRose subdivision, and I grew up in that house. So Jeff touched my life and my families in many ways, and he will be missed by many! Love to you all...

Julie Folsom and Family

August 11, 2010

To all the Suggs, we, the Wilson family, feel the pain of your loss. Jeff was one of a kind and such a unique and endearing man. If you weren't scared to death of him, you loved him dearly! We will all cherish our memories of him and your mother. Our prayer is that God will comfort you as you grieve. Always remember the good times.

Joyce Stech

August 10, 2010

To Chesley and the Family,
the days on earth are limited. The days in heaven eternal. Prayers to the family for your loss.


August 10, 2010