Monty Wayne Suttle passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. The oldest child of Max and Dora Suttle, Monty was born on July 15, 1951, in Port Acres, Texas. He graduated from Anahuac High School and earned a degree in political science from Stephen F. Austin State University. He was most proud of his three children, Samantha, Lauren and Matthew. He enjoyed being a dad and was fully devoted to them. He was at every school function, sporting event and Boy Scout activity. He was proud to be "an active participant" in supporting their passions, which soon became his as well. Monty was proud of Samantha, Lauren, and Matthew graduating college, the adults they became and their many accomplishments.
In 1977, Monty began his career with General Dynamics, now known as Lockheed Martin, and held numerous roles before retiring as a senior project manager after 34 years. While at Lockheed, he enjoyed being a part of their many programs. He thought it was the “coolest job a guy who grew up flagging crop dusters in his hometown could do”. Monty was well liked and when going through buildings, many colleagues would stop him to say “hi”. Many of his colleagues became lifelong friends and Monty was proud of his tenure at Lockheed. After retiring, he attended weekly luncheons with his Lockheed posse where they frequented several Fort Worth favorites like Railhead BBQ, Kincaid’s Burgers and Asia Bowl. Monty became somewhat of a local celebrity after appearing in two commercials for Kincaid’s, and as he would say, "it's the best burger in town".
Monty never knew a stranger, he would talk to everyone. It didn't matter if he knew you or not, he always had a friendly smile, wave, or hello to give. He was a great story-teller and had plenty to share. He loved to laugh with his family and friends and instigated many fun hearted pranks. Monty loved participating in all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether he was tinkering in his shop, washing his vehicle, or tending to his yard, he always had a smile on his face and a Jimmy Buffett song on his lips. Monty valued his friends and neighbors and always took the time to stop whatever he was doing to visit.
Monty began dating Robin in 2007. In June 2010, Monty experienced a massive cardiac event at home. Due to the quick, life-saving actions of Robin and the first responders, he survived and received a second chance at life. After this event Monty and Robin became good friends with several of the first responders from that day. Monty and Robin continued to grow in love and support for one another as they walked through life together. On April 5, 2020, Monty and Robin had an intimate wedding ceremony. They cherished their enjoyment of common interests and participating together in them, being with each other, and enjoyed every minute of their “happily ever after.”
Monty had a larger-than-life personality and a joyous laugh that will not be forgotten. He always had a story to tell and a mischievous, fun-loving sense of humor. He was excited to become a grandfather and begin that next chapter of his life. Monty’s faith was paramount in his life as he lived in service to the Lord. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7
He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Dora Suttle; and his brother, Mickey Suttle.
Monty leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Robin Suttle; his daughters, Samantha Griffith (husband, Jake) and Lauren Faubel (husband, Ben) and daughter, Megan Faubel; his son, Matthew (fiancée Kristine Merriman); his brothers, Marcus Suttle and Mitchell Suttle; his sister, Darlene Marek (husband, Jimmy); numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; Robin’s daughters, Sarah Gause (husband David) and daughter, Allison Gause, son Andrew Gause, Rachel Fish, (husband Cory) and daughter Hailey Baxley, son Riley Baxley, Deborah Bell (husband Justin) and sons Liam Bell, Ryder Bell, Robin’s son John Fertig and the many friends who became family.
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