Memorial plans announced for Dr. Brian Sudderth
The sudden passing of Dr. Brian Sudderth on April 16 left his family, friends and Saline County stunned. In the days since, friends have mourned and commented on the life of a man who clearly made an impact on the lives of many in the community.
Matt Brumley, Ambulance/Foundation Director, said, "The name 'Dr. Sudderth' is a name that is followed with instant respect and credibility, not because of his excellent care for patients but for his unmeasurable care for people. His desire to serve with compassion and humility certainly impacted all of those around him. This is an example in which you gain encouragement through a man's life that truly made a difference in countless individuals. Dr. Sudderth was such an integral part of the Saline Memorial family and supporter of the Foundation."
Saline Memorial Hospital Board member Meredith Wineland said, " Monday morning (April 16), I learned that Dr. Suddereth was in serious condition. I emailed a friend, who remarked that she had worked with him the week before at the free health clinic. I had an appointment shortly afterword with a client, and still shaken by the news, I mentioned to her that I had just gotten sad news about Dr. Suddereth and shared it with her. She remarked that she had gotten him a cup of only a couple of days before where she worked with him at the Benton Service Center. Then I recalled that Dr. Suddereth and I had just visited 5 days prior at a meeting at the Saline Memorial Hospital. He touched so many lives in so many wonderful ways, and everyone has only kind and appreciative thoughts of him. He is greatly missed"
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 28 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock. The service will be begin at 1 p.m. The church is located at 1000 N. Mississippi Ave. in Little Rock.
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.