Matt Sutfin, 58, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Oct. 7, 2021.
He was born on Jan. 28, 1963, in Ann Arbor, MI, and was the son of the late Cord and Renate (Klass) Sutfin.
Matt was a graduate of Piggott High School and attended the University of Arkansas earning a Bachelors in Physical Education. He worked alongside his father for 20 plus years as co-founders of Aerial Bouquets in Piggott, Arkansas. He was known for his tough attitude in work but also for helping any of those who asked for it. He was also the Piggott Mohawks head basketball coach for many years. He took a losing program and turned it around to one of the top teams in the division. Matt was as tough on his players as he was himself and giving up was never an option on and off the court. Later in life, Matt had many health struggles but was a fighter through and through. He loved playing cards, riding his ranger through town, and watching his favorite sports teams. He lived life on his own terms till the end. He was just too stubborn to do otherwise.
Matt was married to Carlyne Bland on Dec. 25, 2007. They had almost 14 good, but tough years together.
Matt is survived by his wife, Carlyne Sutfin of Piggott; children, Kristi Kindrick and husband Clint of Fort Smith, Ark., Lindsey Swift and husband Rusty of Atlanta, Geo., Trey Sutfin and wife Mia of Fayetteville, Ark., Josef Burns and wife Erica of Piggott, and Ethan Burns and wife Shana of Piggott; grandchildren: Isabella Kindrick, Sophia Kindrick, Will Kindrick, Maria Kindrick, Blake Swift, Luka Sutfin, Kyle Burns, Lane Burns, Ryker Burns, Bentley Seal, and Rowan Burns; brother, Jason Sutfin and wife Sheryl of Manila, Ark.; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 at Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Piggott with Bro. Kevin Murray officiating and Jason Sutfin assisting. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott. Pallbearers will be Todd Watson, Barry Dehart, Keith Crittenden, Brock Swann, Jeff Howell, and Trey Sutfin. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of the arrangements.