Oct 11, 1937 - Aug 09, 2018
William A. (Bill) Sugg Jr., of Winston-Salem, died August 9, 2018 at his home. He was a man who as a teacher and librarian shared his many interests in books and films, and he shared with fellow bird-watchers the extensive knowledge he gleaned from travels all over the world. Always the environmentalist, and long before recyclables were picked up at curbside, Bill collected newspapers from friends, family and neighbors each week and delivered them to the nearest fire-station collection bin.
He was born in Boston on Oct. 11, 1937, earned a degree in English at UNC Chapel Hill and a master’s degree at UNC Greensboro. He studied Russian at the Army’s language school in California and served in Germany. He taught at Summit School and the UNC School of the Arts and later worked for the Forsyth County Central Library.
His survivors include a daughter, Lynn Sugg Bowers of Asheville; two sons, Christopher Dumont Sugg of New York City and Daniel Wells Sugg of Winston-Salem; and two grandsons, Brandon Vinez and Corey Bowers of Asheville.
Memorials may be sent to the Forsyth County Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
Arrangements are being handled by Salem Funeral & Cremation Service. Online condolences may be made at salemfh.com.
Bill was a great friend to me when I moved to Winston Salem to work at the Library. We hit it off right away and I always enjoyed spending time with him. His New Yeat’s party was legendary! His adventurous spirit will be sorely missed,
Judge David S. Cayer
Mr. Sugg was one of my all-time favorite teachers. He was my 8th grade homeroom and English teacher at Summit. He was very engaging and creative. He was interested in film and involved the students. I helped him make a movie using folding chairs. We posed them in different positions to make them appear to fight and chase each other. God bless his family during this sad time.
diane cain, Johnie Cain
Sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was an original. I enjoyed my conversations with him.
I felt so sad to hear of Bill's passing. I found him to be such a generous man. He and Carole sold me my home, and I always considered them both angels. His, their, generosity extended to all of Winston Salem in their many New Year's Day parties which they hosted in their West End home.
A delightful, fun, and interesting man. I will miss his presence in the world.