The Rev. Edgar Robert “Bobby” Sutphin, 87, of Christiansburg, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.
He was a member of Belmont Christian Church and was retired from Burlington Mills after 45 years of service. Bobby served his Lord as a Disciples of Christ minister for over 43 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Mary Sutphin; a son, David Sutphin, and his brother-in-law, Tony Alvarez.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Alice T. Sutphin; sons and daughters-in-law, Ben and Melody Sutphin of Roanoke and Stephen and Peggy Sutphin of Weber City; daughter and son-in-law Crystal and Oakley Johnston of Christiansburg; seven grandchildren and their spouses: Allison Gilbert (Ryan), Laura Riner (Paul), Mary Dayton (Peter), Robbie Johnston (Kayla), Samantha Belt (Joey), Harmony Hixon (Jordan) and David Sutphin; and 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jane Alvarez of Tampa, Fla.; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 14, at Belmont Christian Church and streamed live at trybelmontonline.com with Pastors Beaver Terry, Jerry Dowdy and Brandon Craig officiating. Interment was private in the Belmont Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Visions Project at Belmont Christian Church.
The Sutphin family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.