Jim was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on September 27, 1935 to Jesse and Doris Suggs. He was a devoted husband and father, a brilliant Geologist and a Master Gardner. He had a love for roses and gave much of his time and knowledge to the Rose Society and the Botanical Gardens in Fort Worth, Texas. Jim was also an animal lover and was involved with the SPCA.
Jim is survived by his wife Judy Suggs; his son Michael Lawrence Suggs and his daughter Molly Ann Suggs. He also had 4 grandchildren including Preston James Zartman, Ashley De Shae Zartman, Alexander Lawrence Suggs, and Christopher David Suggs; as well as many close friends that will truly miss him.