In Memoriam: Jefferson Sugg

Cary, NC – Jefferson Lloyd Sugg, one of Cary’s pioneer developers, passed away earlier this month. He was 85.

Sugg grew up in Smithfield and served in the Navy during WW II. He participated in the Normandy invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944.

After graduating from N.C. State in 1951, Sugg became a developer in the small town of Cary. An anecdote from that era has him marking the location of Maynard Road where it would cross East Chatham by digging his heel into the red clay soil.

Sugg continued development work in Cary until the 1980’s. A memorial service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Cary on August 12, 2010.

Memorial contributions are being accepted at the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

More info about Jeff Sugg, including photos and a memorial guest book, can be found at Browne-Wynne.