Jack L. Suter

February 11, 1928July 18, 2013

Jack Leroy Suter February 11, 1928 – July 18, 2013 Jack passed away peacefully at home, July 18, surrounded by his wife and family. He was born to Russell and Flora Suter on February 11, 1928, in Carnegie, Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Blake. His early years were spent in Oklahoma. He graduated from Eakly High School and attended the Jr. College in Carnegie. Jack served in the Navy from 1946 to 1947. On July 16, 1949, he married Hattie B. Kelley in Wheeler, Texas. In 1959, they moved to Palisade, Colorado and made it their home for over 54 years as peach farmers. Jack had a passion for farming peaches. During the latest harvests, he volunteered his time helping his friends at the fruit stands. Jack was a member of the Elks Lodge #236, and enjoyed watching baseball on TV. He played baseball in the Navy and various other leagues. After his playing days were over, he became a fan of the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, playing ball. He spent time fishing and hunting. Jack was fond of his front porch, a place for: fish fries, homemade ice cream, watching the rabbits and quails gather, family and friends. Jack is survived by his wife, Hattie Bell Suter; three sons, Brad (Cyndi) Suter; Bruce (Julie) Suter, and Brian (Yvonne) Suter; three daughters, Saundra (Roy) Bradley; Rhonda (Greg) Crawford, and DeAnne (Kenny) Kreie; brother, Dwayne (Carol) Suter, and sister, Joycle King. He also leaves 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren to cherish his memories. There will be a Celebration of Jack's life on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Martin Mortuary at 10:30a.m. A graveside service will follow at 1:00p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery with honors at the shelter. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope West Hospice, 3090B North 12th Street, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81506 and or East Orchard Mesa Fire District 577 36 Road, Palisade, Colorado 81526.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jack L. Suter

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DeAnne Kreie

August 16, 2013

To a great Dad. I don't think a day will go by that I won't think of you. Thank you for everything you taught me and everything you did for me and my family. I will miss you and I know you will be watching over us sharing in the laughter and sorrows as we move forward and continue on this journey. I am so proud to say you were my Daddy. Love you forever


August 8, 2013

Dad you will be missed so much.Thanks for my life & great memories. As Greg said OUR HATS OFF TO YOU !!!

Donna Rowe (Smalley)

July 24, 2013

When I told Mom and Dad about Jack's passing, Dad said, "it's just too far to go". I don't know if he meant Colorado or even farther. All of us in San Antonio are thinking and praying for you.

Travis Lancaster

July 24, 2013

I am so very fortunate to have you as my grandfather. You always had away of bringing a smile to whom ever you were around . Thank you for everything you have tought me and everything you did . You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. LOVE YOU

Logan Sandstrom

July 24, 2013

Grandad Jack, hard to believe you're actually gone. I cherished every moment with you. I'm gonna miss 4 wheeling, eating all the peaches, and enjoying some homemade ice cream on a hot day with you. You'll always be remembered and loved.

Julie Suter

July 24, 2013

Jack, you were the best father-in-law I could have ever had. I'll miss you! All my love, Julie

Birt Thomas

July 23, 2013

Birt Dee Thomas
I have just heard and I send my deepest condolences to all who knew him he sounds like a wonderful man.
I am Nicholas's father and my father just past as you may know and I totally feel for the family'
there is never enough time with our loved ones.

July 23, 2013

Love you Great Grandpa Jack. Thanks for playing ball with me in the living room and teaching me all of those funny noises. (Arlo Jack)

July 22, 2013

We are thinking about you during your time of loss. Earl Foreman and family