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Dr. Brian Frederick Sudderth

Dr. Brian Frederick Sudderth

Brian Frederick Sudderth, 56, died on April 16, 2012. Born in Arrington, England, he was the son of Lt. Col. Ralph M. Sudderth, Jr. and Emily Spindler Sudderth. He attended Hall High School in Little Rock and graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He then attended the University of Arkansas Medical School and served his family practice residency in Asheville, North Carolina. He practiced medicine for almost 30 years, first in Bryant, Arkansas and was currently at Family Practice Associates in Benton. He was also serving as Medical Director at the Arkansas Health Center and volunteered at the Christian Community Care Clinic. He enjoyed sports, caring for his patients, and writing haiku poetry. Brian had a great passion for life and tried to live each day to the fullest. His passing will leave a void in many lives.

Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Emily Burrow Spindler of Little Rock, Ralph Manning and Annie Beam Sudderth, and his father. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Reecer Sudderth and their children, Lauren Marie and James Manning of Denver. He is also survived by his mother, Emily 'Robin' Sudderth of Little Rock, his sister, Kimball Sudderth Ford and her husband, Mabry of Memphis, his brother, Ralph Sudderth III and his wife, Lorell of Little Rock, and scores of cousins, friends and SAE brothers he called family. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, friend and doctor.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 28th.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Rhodes College in Memphis, the Christian Community Care Clinic in Benton, or the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home,

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"Dr. Sudderth has been my doctor for almost twelve years. He helped me thru Cancer, controlling Diabetes and sicknesses and injuries. He always showed me genuine compassion and caring as well as gave me good advice on life in general. I will miss him greatly.

Jeff and I want to extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to his family and staff.

Robyn Williams"

Jeff and Robyn Williams | Benton, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth was my doctor while I was growing up and he was such a sweet, kind man! My condolences to his family."
Erika Goff Bumgardner | Rusvhille, NE |

"Words cannot express the depth of sorrow that I feel at the passing of Brian! A more compassionate careing person, not to mention Dr. I have never met. We have such wonderful memories of fun times we have shared. Lynn, may God bless you, your family and keep you with his love peace and comfort . We lift you up with love and prayer. Sonny And Sue. "
Sonny & Sue Long | benton, AR |

"Dr Sudderth has been my doctor since 1990, when he was in Bryant. He was a great man and my favorite doctor. He would always say Hi when we saw him in public and always called me when I needed to talk to him. He took care of my Mom when she was dying of Brain Cancer. He even knew when to chew me out for doing things wrong. He was more than a doctor. I consider him my friend. Dr. Sudderth save a spot for the rest of us in the great hospital in Heaven

Randy Green and family.
Bryant, AR"

Randall Green | Bryant, AR |

"Being a patient of Dr. Sudderth for 25 years now since he began practicing in Bryant, AR. I am saddened to hear of his passing.

My condolences go out to his family. He will surely be missed!!"

Richard Goff | Jacksonville, AR |

"I was so sad to hear this news last night... Dr. Sudderth was a wonderful man. Praying for his family..."
Jamie R. | Bryant, AR |

"I am a pharmaceutical rep who called on Dr. Sudderth for many years. He was such a kind and caring man. He often shared stories of his wonderful family with happiness in his eyes. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed by so many. May God bless his family and friends. "
Hope Massery | Maumelle, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth was my family doctor for the past few years and recently got me through a really painful surgery. He was a really good doctor but an even better man. He genuinely cared how his patients felt. I will really miss Dr. Sudderth. Our peayers and thoughts go out to the family."
Greg Campbell | Benton, AR |

"dr. sudderth was a God send for us as well as others I'm sure. He was always kind and showed so much compassion for all. he helped me thru my cancer and my husband with BP issues. We would like to send you the kindness and love he always showed us.God be with you through these tough times.He will be missed greatly."
terry and phyllis loftis | bryant, AR |

"To Lynn, Lauren and Jim,

Your husband and father was one of the greatest persons I have ever known. He has been my doctor and friend for 22 years. I can't imagine what y'all are going through right now. He was the embodiment of the community Doctor. He worked with our clients at Stridehouse and at Arkansas Health Center (and at nursing homes) with such care and compassion. Truly a loss for the Saline County community. My prayers are with you all as you try to make your way through what seems an insurmountable journey. I hope knowing that he was loved by many and touched so many lives will help you in your grief. May God be with you in your grief.

Much love to you all
Donna Anderson
Ken and Donna Anderson, Benton, Arkansas

Donna Anderson | Benton, AR |

"I was so shocked and saddened to hear of brains death on Monday. We all have such great memories of the fun we had together as young marrieds , Arnie treasured those years with Brian as high school buddies and we are both sorry that our lives didn't intersect much since life got in the way ,and we moved away from Arkansas. My heart goes out to you Lynn and to your children , take care, Betsy Mayersohn "
Betsy Mayersohn | St Louis , MO |

"Lynn, my heart goes out to you and your family on this sad occasion. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Janet"
Janet Carson | Little Rock, AR |

"Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your husband & father. You all are in the prayers and thoughts of many, many people. God bless you with His peace & love today & in the days ahead. Mary Faust & Tracie Faust"
Mary Faust | Little Rock, AR |

"So shocked and saddened by the news...great doctor that made you feel like a friend even if you only saw him in his office a couple times a year. My mom and I will miss being under his care.
Lynn, I am so sorry. Praying for God's grace & strength to carry you and your family through this time."

Shelia (Bean) Gaiser | Benton , AR |

"Dear Family,

We were a family (all his patients) who depended on the care of Dr. Suddreth. He helped us through some very difficult times, he was an exceptional Doctor. He not only blessed our lives, but he transformed our lives! As patients, our family would like thank all his family members for sharing such a remarkable man; we know how dedicated he was to his profession. Dr. Suddreth was so young (this is a tremendous loss to so many lives)his loss will be felt by so many. The lives he helped save are beyond comprehension. We pray for God to wrap you in the shadow of his wings as Dr. Suddreth did for so many lives.....May God comfort you and bless you and return to you a hundred fold return for the love and care Dr. Suddreth gave to all his patients.....our lives are better because he lived.....May God give you peace and love :) Forever without end, The Barnes Family of Newport Arkansas "

Jim & Dee Anne Barnes & Christin & Caitlin Murray | Newport, AR |

"Lynn, I am so saddened to learn of Brian's death. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lovingly, Helen"

Helen Scott | Little Rock, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth was the Medical Director at our facility (AHC). He was a friend, leader, exceptional doctor, and above all a good man. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about his death for he has touched so many lives. "We will miss you Dr. Sudd." God bless this family during their time of bereavement."
Jacque Credit, RN & Mary Butler, RN & Deborah Starr, RN | Benton, AR |

"He's always been such a kind and caring human being. I will greatly miss him. When it came to my health, he went above and beyond, to make sure that I received the best treatment for my illness. "
Dana Ferris | Bryant, AR |

"Lynn, Lauren & Jim: We are still in a state of disbelief at this news. Brian has been our friend for more years that we can remember and our doctor since he practiced in Bryant. He took care of both of us, my father, my mother-in-law and my brother. There will never be another like him. We cannot express in words the admiration we felt for this precious man. Please know we have thought of little else since learning this news and we hope that knowing so many people cared about him makes it a tiny bit easier to bear. You memories of him will keep him alive forever in your hearts. Our sincerest, sincerest condolences for this tragic loss. Much love to you and all of his family."
Georgia & Stump | Little Rock, AR |

"Dr.Sudderth was more than just my doctor for the last twenty-two years he was my confidant. I will miss him tremendously. He was an awesome human being with a very kind, compassionate heart. My thoughts & prayers go out to everyone in his family. Thank you so much for sharing him with us all."
Shanna Simpson | Benton, AR |

"Mrs. Sudderth and Children. I can not express how much your husband and father meant to our family. He became my doctor in December of 1986. I had just found out I was pregnant with our first child. He was there for both our children's births and has been an amazing doctor and friend of the four of us until his passing. It will be impossible to replace such a wonderful doctor and friend although we have used some of the other doctors in practice with him. You three and your entire families are in our prayers. I pray you will find the peace of God and His sweet embrace a comfort during your time of loss.
Lori Cate and Family "

Lori Cate and Family | Bryant , AR |

"Dr. Suddreth,
You will be greatly missed and I extend my condolences to your wonderful family."

Richard Coolbaugh | Benton, AR |

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. He was a wonderful physician and person, he will truely be missed."
Ed & Nita Jobe | Alexander, AR |

"We are so sad to hear about Brian. We go back to the days of LaLeche League, Little League Softball and Co-ed softball. Our hearts are so heavy and are praying for healing to this beautiful family. "
Joel, Kathy, Nick & Anna Turpin | Benton, AR |

"We can't begin to express our sorrow at Dr. Sudderth's passing. He was been our family doctor for many years, offered so much to our community, and will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family, loved ones, and coworkers. You'll be in our prayers. Robert and Mary Lee Turner"
Robert and Mary Lee Turner | Benton, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth has been my doctor for over 10 years. If it weren't for him, I would not be alive today. I suffered for over 20 years before I met him. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. He has helped me so much. I am truly sorry for your loss. I am praying for your wonderful family. May God Bless each and everyone of you.

To my Doc:
I know that you already know this, Doc Sud, but you were such an awesome man, doctor and friend. You were the only one who ever really listened to me and truly did everything in your power to make this disease more bearable and I'm going to miss you more than I could possibly put into words. Who am I going to baffle now? I just want to thank you for everything you did for me. I will never be able to find another you. I love you Doc Sud. Always. Rest in Peace my friend."

Terri Walton | Benton, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth has been our family physician for almost 20 years. He has been a God-send to our family. When our daughter Nicole died in 1997, one of the first persons we heard from was Brian, offering to help us in any way he could. And he did. He helped carry us through this tragedy, and was there for us on many other occasions when we needed him. He was simply a wonderful human being, a healer and a compassionate man who will be missed much by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. God bless you all.
Steve and Brenda Sutterfield
Bryant AR"

Steve Sutterfield | Bryant, AR |

"I was so sad to hear of the news of Dr. Brian Sudderth. I first knew him when we played co-ed softball together...boy could he hit the ball!! He was a great team-mate then was a great doctor to have till we moved away, would still be using him if we didn't move. He will truly be missed."
Candace Baltz | LITTLE ROCK, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth was my family doctor as far back as I can remember and I just adored him. He was always such a caring and sweet man. Lauren, my heart breaks for you!! I will continue praying for you and your family. Dr. Sudderth is already and will forever be missed! "
Candace Davis | Bryant , AR |

"Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with us.We know your family time was interupted many times with our own needs.we will miss him dearly. Doc,heres one for you-The winds of change are blowing,but the love and kindness of loved ones gone is never forgotten-respectfully the clients and staff of Cedar court,Arkansas Health Center. "
Patricia Stephens | BAUXITE, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth was my doctor for the past 5 years. He was always caring and compassionate in my care. He really made you feel like he cared for you and your well being. I always enjoyed going to see him and the short chatty conversations we would have. I will miss him. "
Scott Smith | Benton, AR |

"We just want to express our deepest sympathy to you Lynn and your family. Our prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May God Bless all of you. The Sasfai Family"
Brenda Sasfai & the Sasfai family | Benton, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth has been my dr. since he started his practice in bryant. He also was my mother's dr at Heartland Rehab. He was a great Dr. and a very kindhearted man. We will miss him very much!"
betty fureigh | benton, AR |

"I was so shocked to hear about Dr. Sudderth.
He's been my Dr. For over 20 years, when he
Was in Bryant. Was the best Dr!! My boys just
Started seeing him and loved him. We will miss
Him alot!
You all are in my thoughts and prayers!"

Alisa Haskin | Little Rock, AR |

"I am a pharmaceutical representative that has called on Dr. Sudderth for nearly 11 years. In all that time, I saw a man who was devoted to putting his patients first and truly loved the art of practicing medicine. He shared many stories about his family to me and I could tell right away the pride he took in being a husband and father. May God wrap His arms around the entire family and give you all peace and comfort in the days ahead. My prayers are with you all."
Amanda Proffitt | Little Rock, AR |

"My husband, Brian, and I are both pharmaceutical reps who have called on Dr. Sudderth for many years. We are so saddened to hear of his sudden passing. He was such a great man who really cared about his patients. He was always so kind! He loved telling us about his family. May God bring you peace in this tough time. Dr. Sudderth will be greatly missed! "
Jennifer Loeb | Maumelle, AR |

"Dearest Lynn, Lauren, & Jim,
Words are inadequate.
Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you.
Lesa & Darren Roberts"

Lesa & Darren Roberts | Benton, AR |

"He touched so many people in such wonderful ways. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed."
Meredith Wineland | Benton,, AR |

"Brian was truly one of THE nicest guys is school. I haven't seen him in many years. I hope I can attend his memorial service. I know he will be greatly missed. "
Georgia Hickey | Little Rock, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth has been our doctor for 20 years. He was a kind, caring and compassionate man. We will miss him greatly. May God keep you and comfort you through this time of great sorrow and may you be comforted in knowing that he was loved by so many. The world was a better place because he was in it. Thank you for sharing him with us. "
Michael and Pamela Parsley | Bryant, AR |

""Dr. Sudderth has been my doctor for almost fifteen years. He always showed me genuine compassion and caring as well as gave me good advice on life in general. I will miss him greatly. My prayers are with you all."

Gina Shields | Benton, AR |

"Our community has lost a great man. Dr. Sudderth was a kind and compassionate man. May God be with his family during these difficult times."
Sheriff Bruce Pennington | Benton, AR |

"So Sad to hear of Brian's death. I have known Brian for many years - as a friend, a fellow healthcare professional, patient, racquetball competitors, and as youth basketball and baseball coaches. He was an exceptional, humble physician with great diagnostic and treatment skills (physical and mental health) and dealt with patients from all walks of life. He managed them with kindness and empathy. He will be greatly missed by so many. My heart goes out to the Sudderth family. Steve Newsome and Family"
Steve Newsome | Conway, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth took me on as a physician assistant student in 2009 for my family practice rotation. He was a phenomenal teacher and treated me like a colleague even though I was just a student. He taught me a great deal about how to relate to patients. He also helped me get the final rotation I needed to complete PA school. I am a better clinician for having trained under him. He will be missed not just in saline county but all over the country in the lives of people he touched. I am deeply saddened by his passing and wish his family peace in this devastating time. "
Merritt Finney Rausch | Little Rock, AR |

"Dr. Sud was a very interesting person. I enjoyed knowing him for the six years I worked there and learning his bits of knowledge from medical to common sense or just interesting to know. I use to laugh at him in the kitchen making a breakfast masterpiece out of lunch from the day before. Very humble, kind, compassionate, funny, smart and will very much be missed by all.
Mrs. Sudderth, Lauren & Jim...may you find peace in knowing he served well here with us and will even more now in Heaven."

Amy Fortner-Richmond | Little Rock, AR |

"I am truly saddened by Brian's death.
I had the privilege of meeting Brian and Lynn in college, shared some fun times with both and have the fondest memories of my relationship with them. Brian helped me pursue my medical degree, gave me confidence that I could become a doctor and raised the bar on patient care. Reading the testimonials confirms he carried on the highest quality of care for his patients. Receiving such acknowledgements is quite enviable to all primary care doctors. Comments such as "he was a God-send" or "Dr. Sudderth helped us through our daughter's death" speaks to the compassionate attention he provided for his patients.
I already knew what a great guy and husband he was and I am certain that translated to being a great dad.
Interestingly, I envy all who have had a chance to interact with Brian over the last few years and have received his counsel and love. I am certain you were enriched and uplifted. May God's Peace and Presence surround you, Lynn, and may He guard the hearts and minds of your children. "

Steven B Masters, MD | Knoxville , TN |

"I was blessed to have Dr. Sudderth as my personal physician.He was so sincere, kind and attentive to my needs. I also had the privileged of working along side him for many years @ AHC. His passion and professional attitude was outstanding. His care and concern were the same to all patients, never considering their financial status. He was truly loved by all and will be sorely missed. Lynn, Lauren & Jim my prayers are with you. May we all look forward to that great meeting in heaven where there are no tears or sorrow. Loved him and you."
Judy Whatley | Benton, AR |

"I was saddened to hear the news of Brian's passing. He was a exceptional person. Me, my family and the community will miss Dr. Sudderth. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Sudderth family.
Mathew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. "

The Barger family | Benton , AR |

" On behalf of Stoneybrook Health & Rehab I am extending heartfelt condolences to family & friends of Dr. Sudderth. This truly amazing man and physician can never be replaced. We are truly blessed to have known Dr. Sudderth and his compassionate ways. We cherish our memories of him & will miss his visits to our facility. NURSES/RESIDENTS"
Gloria Cooper | Little Rock, AR |

"The world lost a true diamond , a one in a million that shined every time you looked his way , always a smile and always a pleasure to see, what a Great Man , What a great family !!
I will cherish all of the great memories and great times together."

Donnie Van Patter | Little Rock, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth was my PCP and he was the only doctor I enjoyed going to. It never felt like it was a have to situation, he somehow made you feel as if you were coming to an old friend. He listened and never made you feel rushed or pressured. He was truly concerned about all his patients. I will never forget the way he was concerned about my weight. He never made me ashamed of it, just tried helping. He even told me "If I need to chase you with a stick to get you motivated I will". I am very heartbroken right now like so many others. He will be deeply missed and my heart goes out to his family and friends during this time. "
Mary Christine | Benton, AR |

"Dr. Suddreth was our family physician for 25 years. He cared for us with compassion, and sincerity.. Thank you for sharing him with our community as he labored countless hours for our well being. He will be greatly missed."
Thomas and Bikki Kennedy | Bryant, AR |

"My thoughts and prayers to the family and also the patients of Dr. Sudderth. I have been one of them for many years, since his Bryant days!! I will miss this special doctor. He made me feel like my problems were important!! Thanks for sharing him!!!!! Kathy"
Kathy Davis | Benton, AR |

"Lynn,Lauren, & Jim
We are so sorry for your loss. Brian was a great guy and so full of life...he will be missed. I remember when Lauren aand Justin dated awhile :) and we laughed later about them ending up with someone else but Brian was always so complimentary of Justin, even recently when Herb saw him at Walmart awhile back. Fond memories :) Our prayers are with you and your family. "

Herb & Debbie Flores | Benton, AR, AR |

"Lynn, I was so sorry to hear the news. My deepest condolences to you and your family."
Julie Holt | Little Rock, AR |

"We will greatly miss Dr. Sudderth, He took as his patients when we moved here in 2006. He was a wonderful Dr. and man. He had a very good beside manner and would always talk with you not just hurry in. I (Laurie) worked with him at Stoneybrook Nursing Home and took care of his residents and he was very good to them. He will never be replaced in our hearts. I was so sorry to here about this and our thoughts and prayers are with your family. He was a wonderfuly Dr. and friend. We will miss him greatly."
Ron and Laurie Sharp | Benton, AR |

"My most fervent prayers are with Lynn and everyone in the Sudderth and Reecer families. In shock, sadness and heartbreak, we should still rejoice in the knowledge that Brian's wonderful spirit is now with Our Lord. In time, we will see him again in a far better place.

Of all of us who were privileged to call him Brother in Tennessee Zeta Chapter of SAE at Rhodes College when we were very young men, Brian (aka "Disney") was flat-out, hands-down the best of us. He embodied and personified -- then and later in life -- what a True Gentleman should be.

I loved Brian, as did we all. A loyal and steadfast friend, caring and dedicated physician, loving family man, and brilliant scholar. His legacy lives on in everyone who knew him. All of us are better people because of Brian.

I will be celebrating an Anglican Holy Communion service dedicated to Brian on Sunday, April 22."

Rev Mark L Arnold PhD LTC, USA (Ret) | Paducah, KY |

"Lynn & Family,
We met you and Brian years ago through Lorell and Topper (Lorell is Larry's sister, and Ralph (topper)our brother-in-law) We have viewed pictures and shared stories of you both over the years. As you we are in shock. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Larry and Peggy Young"

Larry & Peggy Young | Bartlett, TN |

"In remembrance of Dr. Brian Sudderth 1956-2012
One Last Haiku--

Healer, teacher, friend;
Empty shoes, sorrowful void.
Gentle soul, called home.

As I work through my own grief, my prayers are for not only his family, but for all who knew this great man. May the Holy Spirit help each of us find peace.


Amy Snodgrass | Bauxite , AR |

"I worked for Dr. Taggart for many years and with all the doctors at Family Practice Associates. from time to time. Dr. Suddereth was always kind to the staff and was a great physician. He loved his family and his work. I know he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. My prayers will be with you his family and with his work family as well.

Shawn GoodKnight "

Shawn GoodKnight | Malvern, AR |

"Brian was a model for living for all of us. To my best recollection, when he was elected president of the SAE chapter at Rhodes, some questioned the need for an election at all. He was the happy and most natural choice, because all of us knew we were better people just by being around him.

Our SAE chapter was a place where young men learned brotherly love, while sowing wild oats and looking with vitality into their future ahead. What a beautiful experience!

Brian's open and loving ways, then and throughout his professional and family life, helped make this experience one through which all who participated better men, leaders, family men, and souls.

Today, all of us have the model for personal greatness in whatever days lay ahead for us.

Phi Alpha Brother Sudderth--We'll see you on the other side. "

Bill & Donna Hulsey | Austin, TX | BILL.HULSEY@HULSEYIPLAW.COM

"My sincere condolences to the family of Doctor Sudderth. Words are inadequate to describe the loss you all have suffered. My prayers are with you."
Fredrick McGraw | Benton, AR |

You and the kids are in our thoughts and more importantly in our prayers. We think the world of you guys and Brian will be greatly missed.

Debbie and Roger Wright | Benton, AL |

"In loving memory of Dr. Sudderth;
we were shocked and saddened by the loss of our doctor of over 25 years. He was such an important part of our lives and to many members of our family. There will never be another physician to measure up to him. We will miss him greatly and my only regret is that I never expressed to him what a wonderful person he was and how much we appreciated him. Looking forward to when we all meet in heaven; with deepest sympathy,

Eddie & Cheryl Jones | Bauxite, AR |

"He was a great doctor .He will be truely missed. God Bless his wife and family."
Ronald & Peggy Childrrss | Benton, AR |

"First met Dr Sudderth in 2000 my first year as pharmaceutical rep. So fortunate to have called on him and this clinic for many years. Loved hearing stories about his family. Our sons are the same age -both were baseball players. He would just beam with pride when he shared about some of the great plays his son had done. My heart just broke when I learned of this news - for his family, ' clinic family and all of his patients My prayers and thoughts are with you all Dr Sudderth-- well done- my faithful servant. "
Rhonda Mason | Little Rock, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth leaves behind a great legacy indeed. He possessed and demonstrated the qualities of his life and profession to everyone he came to know. His voice was kind....his touch was gentle....his knowledge was convincing and his laugh was refreshing. His diagnosis was permeated with his desire to heal and relieve worry and pain. He was blessed in this. And now, he continues to bless us with his memory.
Rest in peace? Nay, I say...."Rejoice in heaven
with the Lord!" My condolences to the family. "

Dan Scott | Malvern, AR |

"My prayers are extended to Lynn and the family of Brian. As I read many of the above messages, I realize that his "family" was expansive. I was fortunate to know him as a ZAE brother at Rhodes. As many have said before me, he was the "best" example to model one's life after. I am a Family Physician in the Memphis area. I hope that I can make a difference in my patient's lifes as represented in many of the messages above.
Phi Alpha Brother
Lee McCallum"

Lee W. McCallum | Germantown, TN |

"Lynn, Lauren & Jim; I am so thankful and blessed to have known Brian. He touched many lives. You are in my prayers. I pray for you Philippians 4:7, May the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guard your heart and minds in Christ Jesus."
Vickie MaGee Haynes | Benton, AR |

"Dear Lynn and family,

Brian was one-of-a-kind, a special doctor and friend. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing.

William and Frances Johnson (Georgia's parents)"

William and Frances Johnson | Little Rock, AR |

"Dear Family:
I had the great privilege to know Brian for many years -- from way back when he just started practice which was before I even started medical school. He was such a fine person to work with at AHC -- a compassionate doctor, excellent leader, and a very supportive and knowledgeable colleague. We are all still a bit stunned and, of course, very sad at his sudden passing -- it will surely take me some time to adjust to his not being around at AHC. I will always have positive memories of him, and he was a great friend and fellow MD. My heart goes out to all of you at this time.
Luke Crawford"

Luke Crawford, MD | |

"I knew Brian was special when we first met at Rhodes in 1973. The wonderful tributes from his patients and friends confirm he a extraordinary friend to many. I recall Brian as a gentleman and scholar with a big heart. I wish peace and happy memories to Lynn and their children. "
Steve Collins | Eureka, MO |

This is to you from Greg. He is in Santiago, Chile. Said to give you a big hug for him and that you and your family will be in his thoughts and prayers. (mine too)."

Phyllis Edgin | Benton, AR |

"Our heart felt sympathy reaches out to your family at this time. What a great friend and doctor he was to each of our family, whether it was in the doctor's office, work or at a ball game! I can also say Dad and husband because he was always ready to share the joys and accomplishments of his kids and wife. It is hard to realize he is gone. Our prayers for your family are strength and comfort today and in the days ahead. "
David and Brenda Brown, Josh and Daniel | Benton, AR |

"I went to Rhodes with Brian and remember him as being a kind and generous person. I was saddened to hear of his passing. Prayers and thoughts for all his family and friends."
Robert Rogers | Little Rock, AR |

"My sister's connection to Brian began in high school and then Southwestern(aka Rhodes). I have enjoyed reading the impact Brian made on his patients(even pharmaceutical reps!)in his adult life. My sister lost her battle with breast cancer in December. I believe and am comforted by the thought that a re-connection is being made in Heaven! My prayer is that God surrounds each of you in love and peace-filled grief."
Catherine Porter Rayburn | Little Rock, AR |

"A Haiku for Dr. Sudderth: The wind blows softly-Your route quiet, and changed-We know you were here
God Bless you and your family"

Bonnie Bryant | Benton, AR |

"Tears fill my eyes for the loss of A wonderful doctor and man. I am very sorry for his wife and children.


Kara Skarda | Benton, Ar |

"Dear Lynn, Lauren, & Jim,
So sorry to hear about Brian! You guys are in our prayers, and we will continue to pray for your strength, peace, and comfort during this time of difficulty! If you guys need anything, please don't hesitate to call us!"

Andrea Styles and family | Little Rock, AR |

"Dr Suddereth was a very special man. He would do what ever it took to help his patients. He will be greatly missed. Praying for comfort and healing for his family"
Douglas and Sunny Allen | Benton, AR |

"When my first daughter was born, Dr. Hood was her doctor..when I had my second daughter in 1983, I would see Dr. Sudderth at the clinic. Even though I stopped using the clinic years later, I have never forgotten either doctor, and especially remember Dr. Sudderths way of easing a new mom's fears. I know many will miss this kind, caring, doctor and like me, will never forget him."
Lillie Shoptaw | Sheridan, AR |

"Lynn and the Sudderth family...Amy and I want to express our most deepest sorrow about Brian's passing. Having spoken with Brian many times about medicine in general and his practice, I knew he was a great doc but what a testament to that fact as I read the postings from patient after patient. May the love, admiration, and respect we all have for Brian help carry you and your family through these very tough days. "
Scott Schuh | Little Rock, AR |

"To the family of Dr. Suddreth,
Prayers that our mighty Lord wraps his loving arms around all of you and gives you the comfort you need.
I work as a unit secretay on the fifth floor at Saline Memorial. I have had the pleasure of working along side of Dr. Sudderth. He always put his patients and their families first, showed all our staff repect. After he stopped rounding on patients he would stop bye to check on his clinic patients. His wonderful smile always warmed my heart and made my day so much better. I was truly blessed for having Dr. Sudderth in my life.
Keep tight and always share the special memories of him and they will carry you thru the hard times.

Annette Wright | Bryant, AR |

"Lynn, Lauren, Jim, Robin, Kim & Mabry, Ralph & Lorell--We can't begin to say how sorry we are for your loss. Brian touched many lives--- ours included. Our best memory of Brian is when he dressed as a 'human bean' at Ralph's halloween party many moons ago. He will be missed."
Bob and Suellen Young | Collierville, TN |

"Dr. Sudderth touched many lives. He miss be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Cindy Newcomb"

Cindy (Crook) Newcomb | Benton, AR |

"How I hated to hear about Brian's passing. What a great guy he was. I knew Brian casually from high school. He was in my graduating class at Hall High in Little Rock. In fact he was our Student Body President our senior year. The guy was involved in so many of our student activities. Brian was one of the nicest guys in our class and wildly popular. I never heard anyone say anything but nice things about him then and now. Brian wasn't my doctor and he and I didn't socialize together, but I liked him a lot and he always took a minute to speak to me if we ever ran into each other. I know he will be missed very much. So very sorry for the loss to his family, friends and patients. It's obvious he made a huge impact in many people's lives... "
Robin Block Ramsey | Benton |

"Dr. Sudderth has been my Doc, for a long time. I am not sure what a great deal of the Saline residents will do with out him. He know's his patients, not looking at a chart or peice of paper before he walks in. He knows you he remembers your name your kids, the husband. He is one rare item in this world, of all the same. I will miss him and keep his family in my prayers. "
Deborah Kemp | Benton , AR |

"My heart & prayers go out to the family. Our family loved him so much. He took the time to make difference in so many people's life. Blessed to have known him. "
Lori Rollins | Bryant, AR |

"May you find comfort in knowing his love for his patients and families. He was our Family Dr since he started in Bryant. .He will be missed but never forgotten. Praying for all the family and his associates."
Barbara Rollans | Bryant, AR |

"My daughter and I are so saddened by the loss of Dr. Sudderth, we started going to see him in Bryant in 1990. He was always caring and would take all the time you need to help you in any situation. He will be greatly missed!"
Sarah Kauffman | White Hall, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth was our family Doctor from the time
he joined practice with Dr. Ted Hood in Bryant.
He was appreciated and loved by our family.
We trusted him to give us the very best of care.
He was so kind and caring always and he helped us
through many illnesses, accidental injuries, and
was very compassionate in our times of trials that all face. Our condolences to his family and
all the Doctors, nurses and staff that loved him.
He will truly be missed by all.

James and Sue Hood | Bryant, AR |

"We saddened at your loss, Dr. sudderth began treating my family in the early 90's. He was very compassionate person, He will be missed by so many. May God be with his family at this time, our thoughts and Prayers go out for you."
James & Renee Hill | Sheridan, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth was our family doctor since he practiced in Bryant. He was a great doctor as well as a great man. Words cannot express how much he will be missed in our community. His family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God help you get through this trying time. "
Danny and Charlotte Marvel | Benton, AR |

"May God Bless and keep your family during this time. Our prayers are with you!"
Steve & Pam Scoggins | Alexander, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth was our family physician. He was excellent in his job. Always caring and listened. If every physician modeled himself after Dr. Sudderth, we would have a world of wonderful doctors! A great loss for us, God has an excellent physician in heaven with him."
Gary and Julie Stoll | Bryant, AR |

"I am too sad for words. May god Bless his family."
Brenda Armbrust | Benton, AR |

"Dear Lynn, Lauren, Jim and all of Brian's family: Dave and I send our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Brian was my uncle's doctor and we felt so much better knowing that he (my uncle) had such good care.

Wish we could be at the service, but it's not physically possible - however, we'll be with you in spirit.

Hugs and blessings,
Terry & Dave"

Terry Boudreaux & David Tolley | Houston, TX |

"Dear Lynn,
I am so thankful that I got to spend time with you and Brian this past February in Atlanta. Brian was the last person I talked with that evening and I will always remember his gentle spirit and smile. He loved you, Lauren and Jim so much! He shared many happy stories with me that night and told me all about your accomplishments as well. He was very proud of you! Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. I will miss him.
Love to you all,
Becky Cowart Hammond"

Becky Cowart Hammond | Chattanooga, TN |

"Dr. Sudderth was my moms arthiritis doctor, my sister and my family doctor for years and I also thought he was younger than me. I am 53 and when we talked about sports and physical shape I thought he was at least 45. It was just a shock for me to hear him pass away. He just recently was helping me get through my struggle with depression and I owe him everything. Even after life he is helping me. His obituary read that Brian had a great passion for life and tried to live each day to the fullest. Knowing Brian, those are his words to stand by. I will miss him and work to follow Brians ways in life and trust in God everyday. Thanks Brian, from Tim, Alice and Agnes. "
Timothy Scott | 1820 Dwight Brown Road, Benton, AR |

"You will be truly missed. I remember a time when I came in to see you. After the appointment was over You asked me if I ever stopped to watch the sun rise. I told you that I hadn't in a very long time. You said to me..."Just this morining I was running late. I was ...busy thinking of all the things that I had to do today. I was getting out of my car and I noticed the sky. I stood there with my arms full of work, and watched the sun rise. It was beautiful. I watched it fully rise even though I was late. I'm going to to that more often. Karen I want you to take the time to watch a sunrise. Will you do that for me" I told him I would.
Dr. Suddeth you where a great man, an awesome doctor. You helped me when I couldnt help myself. When I fighing my eating disorder you werent just my doctor. You became my counslor You took the time to listen. I'm truly blessed to have known you."

Karen Linker Williams | Malvern, AR |

"Dear Lynn and Sudderth family please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. God bless. Diana Shearon"
Diana Shearon | North Little Rock, AR |

"Dr. Suddereth was a wonderful man and a caring physician who took the time to listen to you and make you feel as though he really cared about you as a person and not just as a patient. He took the time to listen to you and My heart is sad to have lost him from this world, but know that in his new home, he will be rewarded greatly for all his many good deeds here on earth. He will be truly missed by all who knew and cared for you."
Anita Sweeney | Benton, AR |

"Lynn, I hope you received my email that I sent last week. Brian will always be remembered, respected, and loved. What a great friend and colleague! Please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences, my prayers are offered daily for you to receive understanding and comfort. I will be out of town on the 28th and will miss the service, but I will be there in thoughts and prayers. David"
David Caldwell | Benton, AR |

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and Assoc. He will be missed by so many. We are thankful for all that he done for our family and many others."
Youlandia Kay and James Ragan | Bryant, AR |

"Dr. Sudderth was both physician and friend to us.
We will truly miss him. Our prayers are with his family."

Ross & Katherine May | Alexander, AR |

"We will miss Dr. Sudderth greatly. He became our doctor more than 20yrs ago when he was still in Bryant. We trusted him with our lives and he proved that we were smart in doing so. He saved Jerry's life without a doubt. Jerry was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension 12yrs ago. There was a study being done about that time on a very expensive medication that was approved for another medical condition. Of course since it was not approved for Jerry's condition insurance would not pay. Dr. Sudderth went far beyond what an ordinary Dr. would have done, he provided Jerry with free samples for a long time. Within days of being on the med Jerry showed great improvement(much to Dr. Sudderth's obvious delight!). The med was finally approved and he still takes it. Jerry was given 3-5yrs before needing a lung-heart transplant but thanks to the caring of this man, its been 12yrs and still the transplant has not been necessary! I wish we could thank him just one more time for the life he gave us."
Jerry and Debbie Davis | Alexander, AR |

"Such a kind, caring person - who once gave a shy freshman girl a fun whirl on the dance floor on the slate in front of Burrow Library. Thanks for the memories."
Lynx Lady | Memphis , TN |

"I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dr. Sudderth's passing. We've known Lynn and Brian for a number of years, as many people have through our kids' school and extra curricular activities. Although he was not my family's doctor, we did see him from time to time when Dr. Albey was unavailable. Jonathon remembers him as one of several parents who took the time and effort to start a soccer program at Benton High School. Kaitlin, Jonathon and I send our thoughts and prayers to Lynn and the Family."
Stan Rasburry | Alexander, AR |

"I have been Dr. Suddereth's patient since his early Bryant days. He took care of my father, James Alley, until his death in 1993. He was my mother's doctor as well and she is 90 years old. When my dad was ill and in Saline Memorial he would sometime bring his daughter to make rounds with him. When he would find me in my dad's hospital room, he would leave his daughter with me until he finished rounds.That is total trust between doctor and patient. Dr. Suddereth has helped me through a divorce, heart break and many other challenges a young mother faces who is single and alone. I am at a loss now of what I will do because in almost 30 years I have known no other doctor. I feel such sorrow for the family and all of us who knew him. I send my prayers and thoughts to his family,colleages, patients, friends and associates."
Sharon Guest | Bryant, AR |

"Godspeed Brain, Good man!!!"
Pat Jones | Tulsa, OK |

"Emily, Ralph, and Lorell, We extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son, brother and brother-in-law. May your good memories help during this time of sorrow. We will keep the entire family in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. "
Jan and Sandra Dannaway | Little Rock, AR |

" Dr. Sudderth was my primary care physician from 1985 until his passing in 2012. During those 27 years we became more like friends instead of so much of the doctor-patient relationship. We would talk sometimes for 10 to 15 minutes after discussing and diagnosing what I was there to see him for. We talked about his running, his hobbies and my teaching martial arts. He was very involved in the community and he talked highly about his family and friends. I liked that about him. To this day in 2017 he is the only doctor that I did not mind going to. I was in Louisiana when I heard of his passing and it almost felt as if a member of my family had passed. I have not been able to find another doctor that even comes close to being the physician that he was. May he Rest In Peace knowing many people thought very highly of him and the great work he did here on earth. I still miss him to this day and I still talk to others about how great of a physician he was to myself and my family. I cannot remember a time when he did not know what was wrong with me or a family member when we had to see him for an illness or injury. He always diagnosed and treated it correctly. That is something that cannot be said about every doctor. He may have gotten some other diagnosis wrong for someone else but I don't remember a time that it happened to me. Thank you Dr. Sudderh. Fly high sir. "
Wayne Dick | Bryant, AR |

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