Eastgate Music Center Owner Bill Suggs passes away..:(

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We used to go in to his music store when my brother and I first started playing… and later on we and our friend Randy Bentley worked for him doing odd jobs… He told us alot of great war stories and other stories… One in particular was…one time his car had stalled at a light and wouldn’t start…well, the person in the car behind him started blowing their car horn. Well, he said he got out of his car and walked back to the car and knocked on the window and asked the lady would she mind going up to his car and try to start it  while he sat back there and blow her horn!!!

R.I.P Bill…..

Billy F. “Bill” Sugg

Billy F. “Bill” Sugg, 80, Henderson, died at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple, where he was an ordained deacon and taught Sunday school for 35 years. He was a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran, having worked in the Inspector General’s Office under Colonel Robert Scott from 1951 to 1954. Bill was a 1948 graduate of Spottsville High School and attended Murray State University. During the 1960s in Miami, Fla., he managed five lumber companies for Lindsley Lumber Co. During the Vietnam War, he worked as a purchasing agent for war supplies for Whirlpool Ordnance Division. He also worked for Business Equipment and was self-employed owner and operator of Eastgate Music Center and Jean’s Wig and Fashion Shop.

Bill was also a Kentucky Colonel and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed going to The Gathering Place, shooting pool, playing cards with friends and dancing with “Jean.” He was an avid University of Kentucky football and basketball fan. He loved helping people in need.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lofton Randall and Marguerite Ferrell Sugg; and one brother, Robert E. “Bob” Sugg.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jean Geary Sugg; one son, Geary Randall “Randy” Sugg and his wife, Sally Ann, of Shelbyville, Ky.; two grandsons, Raleigh Dale Sugg and Evan Lewis Sugg; one stepgrandson, Mason Howard Meuth; one sister-in-law, Shirley Geary of Henderson; one niece and four nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Eldridge will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Gideons International.