William “Bill” Norman Sutherlin, 90 of Ozark, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2023, at the Missouri Baptist Home.

In 1960 he married Martha Tarrant in Springfield. No doubt, his adventurous streak and servant’s heart helped to guide him during his stint in the US Army from 1952-54 during the Korean War. Bill taught Mathematics for the rest of his career, first in Mountain Grove, MO; then several years in Anchorage, AK; and finally retiring as a Professor of Mathematics at Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University).

Bill was a faithful Christian. He and his wife, Martha, helped to plant Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield and Evergreen Baptist Church in Willard.

A Celebration of Life for Bill will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, in the chapel at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield, MO.

Adams Funeral Home is coordinating funeral services.