Warren Douglas Sutherland
July 27, 1948 – May 28, 2022
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, June 11th at 11am, West Center Chapel. Interment, Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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Warren Sutherland, age 73 years, was born in Washington, DC to Archie and Estelle (Hogan) Sutherland. He graduated from Bladensburg High School and the Community College of the Air Force and attended University of Maryland. Warren married Martha “Marty” Jane Moone in 1969 in Forestville, MD. He joined the United States Air Force in 1967. Warren was stationed in South Korea during the Pueblo Crisis in 1968 and served multiple assignments to Thailand during the Vietnam War. His 24-year Air Force career saw him and his family change duty locations eight times including a total of 12 years spent in England and Germany. Warren retired from the Air Force in 1990 as the First Sergeant of the 1st ACOMM Wing on Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska. Within a week of his military retirement, he started work for Schneider National as an over-the-road truck driver and training engineer for 10 years and then Werner Enterprises for 5 years as a dispatcher.
Marty retired in 2011 from the National Park Service. They moved to the family home in Kilmarnock Virginia. However, this home was just a base of operations for them as they continued their love of traveling. From 2011 until his passing, they visited friends and family scattered throughout the United States including Hawaii, Alaska, and every winery in between. One of his favorite trips was taking the kids, their spouses and grandchildren back to Germany and England to visit places where Doug and Carol had grown up. Since his retirement, Warren closed every email and conversation with his favorite saying “Every day is Saturday”. He truly lived as if every day was Saturday.
During the time in Kilmarnock, Warren joined Marty’s childhood church, Kilmarnock Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, Chair of the Cemetery Committee and Chair of the Constitution Committee. Both Warren and Marty served the local community in various volunteer missions. He was so proud of both managing the Kilmarnock Baptist Church Food Pantry.
Family was the most important thing to Warren. He never missed an important moment in his children’s lives and was just a phone call away when a family member needed him, sometimes just to talk through a problem. He always had advice to help.
Warren is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marty Sutherland; his son, Doug Sutherland, daughter, Carol (Dan) Flynn; grandchildren Payton Flynn, Brittney (Brandon) Pecha, Danny Flynn, Michelle Sutherland, Nolan Ford, and Nick Flynn; great-grandchild, Benji Pecha; his brothers and sisters: Anita Sutherland-Millmann, Mel (Vicki) Sutherland, Mike (Daisye) Sutherland, Birgit (Andy) Leneweaver, and Sheila (Dodd) Parrish; and many nieces and nephews.