Joseph Malcom (Mike) Suggs

Joseph Malcom (Mike) Suggs

Joseph Malcom (Mike) Suggs

August 15, 1948~March 30, 2024
Joseph Malcom Suggs (affectionately known as Mike) age 75, passed to his eternal home
on Saturday, March 30, 2024.
He was born on August 15, 1948 in the Carolina community of Andalusia, Alabama to James
and Margaret Suggs. He attended grade schools in Andalusia, graduating from Andalusia
High School in 1967. Very active in city and high school sports, he excelled in high school
football. At the end of his senior season, a knee injury shattered his dream of becoming an
Auburn Tiger.
Preceded in death by his parents, he leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Becky, five
children. James Michael Suggs (Shanna), Julie Odum (Brian), Jennifer Hammond (Jeff),
Patrick Driggers (Andrea) and Christopher Driggers (Sabrina), twelve grandchildren and four
great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Melton (Harry) , nephew Hal
Melton, and niece Candice Postel (David).
For more than 50 years Mike worked as the bookkeeper at Adams Timber Company. He was
a charter member of Sportsman Bass Association where he served as Treasurer until four
years ago. Mike spent many years involved in Crestview City League Sports coaching
football, basketball, and baseball. Many young lives were influenced by his leadership. He
loved every minute.
He was a faithful member of Woodlawn Baptist Church for 45 years. Upon retirement he
spent a lot of time in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina where he was an associate
member of Bryson City First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be at Woodlawn Baptist Church Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 4 pm, with service to
follow at 6 pm. Interment will be held privately at a later date in Andalusia Memorial


Woodlawn Baptist Church


Woodlawn Baptist Church


Johnny and Martha Claxton

March 31, 2024, 8:07 pm

We”re praying and thinking about you and your family.

Vicky Dove

March 31, 2024, 8:21 pm

Prayers for all Family and Friends
So sorry for your loss

Jim & Judy Hensley

March 31, 2024, 9:21 pm

We have such happy memories of our games times and activities at church. Sorry we missed seeing you both that last trip to Bryson City. Mike has no more pain or weakness. We treasure his memory and hold you close in love, Becky.

Richard & Toni Lewis

March 31, 2024, 10:35 pm

Our prayers are with the family during this time. So sorry for your loss! ❤️

Harold Whitaker

March 31, 2024, 11:24 pm

Becky and family
We have great memories of Mike always willing to help anyone that needed a hand. We will surely miss him sitting in his chair on the porch waving to us.
Harold and Sandra Whitaker

Ron and Linda Wilson

March 31, 2024, 11:33 pm

Beckey our precious Beckey we are praying for you and the kids, grandkids so many that loved him. Truly he will be missed, we shall see him again. The Holy Spirit give you comfort peace and you recieve joy from those around you❤️

Jerry and Linda Peters

April 1, 2024, 12:47 am

Linda and I are very sad about Mike’s passing. We came to know Mike and Becky while visiting Bryson City, NC .during vacation times at Monteith Campground. Mike was a person who was always ready to render a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be missed!

Rose Ferguson

April 1, 2024, 2:09 am

We are praying for you and your family.

Billy and Charlotte Edenfield

April 1, 2024, 2:31 am

Becky we are so sad to hear about Mike’s passing. We know he is in a better place and not suffering anymore. If there are dominoes in Heaven him and Tim are probably practicing for us to come on up. So glad that we got to be friends! Love you and praying for you!💔🙏🏻

Jean Davis

April 1, 2024, 12:14 pm

Becky, my Sister in Christ, you know my heart is heavy at the time, but I rejoice that my Brother is not suffering any more, and is in Heaven with Our Savior and our loved ones who have gone on before us. I will always treasure the memories we’ve had together. Love & Prayers to you & Family.


April 1, 2024, 1:52 pm

He was a good friend to our family and will be greatly missed. Dinah Adams and family.

Bev Allen

April 1, 2024, 2:41 pm

Jennifer and family, We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.I remember you talking about him and your Mom all the time at work.Praying that the Lord gives your family comfort at this time. You will be seeing him again! We’ll be praying for you. Love you much. Bev and Ralph Allen


April 2, 2024, 3:06 pm

My heart aches for you and the kids. I will miss his card playing and humor. I hope the memories of Mike will always bring a smile to your face. I know they will mine. Love, Sandra

Shaun Williams

April 3, 2024, 11:04 pm

March 31, 2024, 11:24 pm

Becky and family,
The Williams family (Danny, Shaun, Ryan, & Frances) sends you our prayers. We have nothing but fond memories of Mike; from the ball fields, the church, and me running around as a little boy at the Bass Association meetings. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. His legacy will live on.

Sam Steele

April 3, 2024, 11:42 pm

Sorry to hear about Mike. I knew him from working at Adam’s Timber back in the seventies. He was a very good man. God bless you and your family.

Carol Killingsworth

April 5, 2024, 1:33 am

My heart is heavy for your loss, but my soul rejoices that he is waiting in heaven and saving a place for you. I always loved his smile and his laugh. May you and your wonderful family find comfort in the memories of the happy times!

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