Frederick Dean Suter
March 2, 1939 – February 7, 2023
Frederick Dean Suter, 83, of Creswell, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at the ECU Health Chowan Hospital in Edenton.
Fred was born in Crawford County, Ohio on March 2, 1939, to the late Clifford and Joesphine Osbun Suter. Fred was a farmer all his life; his love of the land was exceeded only by his love for the Lord and his family. In addition to farming, Fred was engaged in cotton and grain merchandising and he was a dealer for grain handling equipment. He was also a faithful member of Plymouth Church of Christ. His love of the LORD prompted him to go on several mission trips, sharing the gospel message with people in Haiti, Ecuador, Colombia, and India. Fred loved his family, and strived to impress upon them the importance of faith, love, and perseverance in the face of adversity. He is remembered for his sense of humor, his wisdom, and the willingness to help others in need.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Plymouth Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Philippi Church of Christ Cemetery, Creswell, NC.
A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023, at the Plymouth Church of Christ Family Life Center.
Surviving are his wife, Terry D. Suter; two sons: Timothy Suter and wife, Kim, of Columbia, NC; Jeffrey Suter and wife, Debbie, of Columbia, NC.; two daughters: Deborah Olson and husband, Eric, of Columbia, NC; Susan Swain and husband, Buddy, of Columbia, NC; step-children: Paula Edward of Atlanta, GA, Kimberly Cannon and husband Steven of Oak City, NC and Mandy Pendleton and husband Eddie of Scotland Neck, NC; seventeen grand‐children: Lindsay Severa and husband, Jeff, Justin Suter and wife Jordan and Kaitlyn Suter, Sarah Edge and husband, Scott, Joshua Spear and wife, Lupe, Jacob Spear and wife, Morgan, David Olson, Caroline Presley and John Woodard, Nathaniel Presley, Catherine Suter, Elizabeth Suter, Matthew Swain and wife, Rebekah, Luke Swain and wife, Tiffanie, Hannah Crist and husband A.J., Grace Jones and husband Kyle, JonMark Swain and Lydia Jo Swain; seven step-grandchildren: Landon Edwards, Kyle Cannon, Hunter Cannon, Emma Rae Cannon, Parker Davis and husband Will, Hayden Pendleton and Cooper Pendleton; twenty-four Great‐Grandchildren: Alex, Justin, Holden and Chandler Severa , Jase and Jarrett Suter, David, Naomi, Daniel and Axel Spear, Harper and Vivienne Exum, Isla Edge, Tripp, Bodie, and Whitton Spear, Lillian Woodard, and Emmalyn Tillet, Liam and Lorelei Swain, Grayson Railey and Finn Crist, Ava and Emma Swain; and one sister, Ruth Ann Campbell and husband Calvin of Bucyrus, OH.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Suter and James Suter.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Central India Christian Missions 1350-C West Southport Rd, #323, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46217, or on-line at indiamission.org, and/or Kontaktmission USA c/o Luke and Tiffanie Swain, P.O. Box 825, Humboldt, TN 38343-0825.
Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia.