|Published: 9:04 AM, 10/09/2012
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Funeral services will be conducted tonight at
Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church for Ricky Dale Suggs, a well-known Cocke County
educator who died suddenly Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack.
Suggs, 54, was at his home with his daughter Haley at the
time as the family prepared for her wedding later in the day.
Born March 29, 1958, he was the youngest of four children
of Euvena (Byrd) Suggs and the late John Rowe Suggs.
He began his own educational journey at Bridgeport
Elementary School, where he completed all eight years of his elementary work.
At Cocke County High School, he was a standout athlete,
playing both basketball and baseball. Upon his graduation in 1976, he was
awarded a scholarship to play baseball at Tennessee Wesleyan College, where he
was a pitcher.
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