Thomas "Tommy" Brooks Sudduth

February 4, 1956 - December 7, 2020


Tommy was born (February 4, 1956) and raised on Vashon, WA, and died on December 7, 2020, at the VA Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Tommy is the first known person on Vashon to have died from COVID-19.

Tommy was the son of Frances Smock Sudduth Shattuck and George Sudduth.

Tommy served in the US Army, and completed two stints, serving in Korea, Leavenworth, Kansas, and Fort Collins, Colorado.

Tommy worked at Todd’s Shipyard in Seattle as a shipfitter.

Despite becoming disabled due to a back injury, he enjoyed helping others. He could fix anything, and he had a heart of gold, known for giving the shirt off of his back.

He taught himself locksmithing through a mail order course.

Tommy was preceeded in death by his brothers, William Sudduth and George (Pete) Sudduth, Jr., and his parents.

He is survived by his brothers Mike and David and his sister Robin, as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Consider making a donation, in memory of Tommy, to the Vashon Fix-it Cafe, a non-profit that offers free repairs to almost anything in an effort to keep them out of the landfill. Visit to make a donation.

Arrangements entrusted to BONNEY WATSON Washington Memorial, 16445 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA 98188. Please view his online obituary at

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LaFawn Klem
LaFawn Klem
2 months ago

I am sending my prayers to the Sudduth family. I am saddened by the passing of Tommy. RIP

Renard DuFresne
Renard DuFresne
2 months ago

Renard DuFresne no words I’m so sorry he didn’t make it to the vaccine rollout.

Shawn DuFresne
Shawn DuFresne
2 months ago

Sorry for your loss Mike.

Susan DuFresne
Susan DuFresne
2 months ago

Please accept our heartfelt condolences 💐 for you and your family. COVID is real, and we will continue to practice safety to do our part in preventing further loss to families. Let us know if we can help in any way. You are family to us, always. #RIPTommy Love, Susan