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“I knew his dad when his dad moved back to Arkansas But don't think I ever met him. I'm writing to say how much Red looked like his dad with that big...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Boyd - Amity, AR

“One of the finest men I ever worked with. I'll always be grateful for the rich interpersonal skill mentoring that he gave me. Bye 'Red'. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: John Grabowski - Dearborn, MI

Big Red - Prototype gas turbine truck
3 of 18 | Posted by: John Grabowski

“It was a pleasure working with Mr. Sudduth at Ford Research Laboratory. He was the most pleasant person to work with. His laughter was unique and...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Mohammad Haghgooie - Superior Twp, MI

“I'd like to add my condolences to the family. But also my admiration and love for Red and the way he lead his life. He never cut us any slack and...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Ron Landman - Fargo, ND

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Matt and his family. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Tom & Kathy Rein - Green Bay, WI

“Thoughts and prayer are with you and your loving family. All my love Roberta Saracino ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Roberta Saracino - GPW, MI

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Matt, Mrs. Sudduth and the rest of the family. You have my sympathy.. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: DJ Rein - Green Bay, WI

“Dear Aunt Pauline, Elizabeth, Jon, Mark, Matthew and Kelly, I am glad that Kory and I had the opportunity to come and visit Uncle Red last summer....Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Justin Gilbert - Marion, IA

“Dear Sudduth Family and Friends,Jon, I see you have your dad's great smile! Hold on to those special times you shared with him, we all know how...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Elaine & North Dailey - Livonia, MI

“My deepest sympathy goes out to Mr. Sudduth's family. I worked at the Federal Reserve Bank with Jon; and although I never met Mr. Sudduth, he raised...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Alicia Fancher - Livonia, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy - Yvonne (Longtime friend of Mark's) ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Yvonne (Miller) Stacherski

“The Sudduth home was truly my "second home" and I share too many memories to write. They were not only neighbors, they were great friends. We are...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Jon, Michelle, Tyler, & Alec Diem - MI

“Dear Pauline and Family: I worked with Red on the Turbine Program at Ford. He was the "Go to Guy' for any problem concerning the Electronic Engine...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Peter Mooney - Taylor, MI

“Cardell is now at peace with so many of his relatives that have passed before him. My heart goes out to Pauline and family. Strength in God will...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Rebecca Foster - Westland, MI

“Beth and I have been best friends since we've been three years old. We grew up living kitty corner to each other, and were at each other's houses...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Lori McElhose - Oxford, MI

“Our thoughts, prayers and love are with the entire family during this difficult time. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Bill, Rahel, Brianna & Sierra Stechebar - MI

“My dear Pauline and Joanne. So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of all of you at Mom and Dad's house and Aunt Marie and Uncle Jacks place....Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Victoria L Rapp (Wright) - MT

Air Force Emblem

Cardell H. Sudduth, of Warren, Michigan passed away on June 1, 2013, after Alzheimer's disease took nearly everything from him but the love of his devoted wife, Pauline and his five faithful children.

Cardell, also known as Red; because of his signature look – perfectly coifed auburn pompadour styled with Vaseline Hair Tonic – lived a full life. He was a practical joker with a hearty laugh, who loved a good "zinger."

Born in Arkansas, Cardell moved north as a child. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, repairing aircraft at Selfridge Air Force Base. Red organized Air Force reunions some 50 years after service and tracked down long-lost comrades scattered across the country before the internet and Google made those types of searches easy.

Skills learned at Selfridge Air Force Base helped Red secure a job with Ford Motor Company. He worked as a Research Technician in Dearborn for 30 years. He often said his career at Ford was one of the best things that ever happened to him. A proud Detroit auto worker, Red had harsh words for owners of for foreign cars. Vehicles that didn't roll off one of the BIG 3 factory lines were not welcome to park in his driveway.

Cardell leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Pauline, who lovingly and patiently cared for him as Alzheimer's, stole his memory. Together they had six children.

Cardell joins his oldest daughter Mary who died shortly after birth, his mother Virgie and his sisters, Beautohn, and Jeffie in eternal peace. He is survived by his sister, Joann Sullivan.

Cardell leaves behind five children, Elizabeth Catania, Cardell Jonathan, Mark, Matthew and Kelly McDonnell, as well as their spouses Joe Catania, Sue Sudduth, and John McDonnell. Cardell was also the proud grandfather to nine grandchildren; Taylor Catania, Melissa and Nicholas Sudduth, Donald, Kelsey, Aaron and Zachary Cardell Sudduth, Mallory and Jack McDonnell.

The family would also like to thank the caregivers at Sunrise Memory Care Center in Grosse Pointe for their four years of support.

Cardell's visitation will be held on Tuesday 3-9pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). His Funeral Service will be on Wednesday at 10:30 am at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 100, Southfield, MI 48033-7443.

Please share memories at his guest book.