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Ward J. Sutton

April 29, 1937 — May 6, 2024

Gilmer, Tx

Ward J. Sutton

Ward Jr. Sutton, age 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 6, 2024. He was born in Carbondale, Illinois on April 29, 1937, to Ward and Dorothy Sutton and was a graduate of the 1955 Class of Carbondale Community High School. Ward previously was employed with Good Luck Glove, Jomac Glove and Old Ben Coal.

He was married to his high school sweetheart, Marjorie (Stearns) Sutton from 1954 until her death in 2019. This union was blessed with four children: Dotty (Darrell) Potter of Hudsonville, Michigan, Susan (Gary) Eggemeyer of Carbondale, Illinois, Judy (Art) Tordini of Port Angeles, Washington, and Ward (Leslie) Sutton of Bettie, Texas. Ward also had 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Ward is survived by his sister, Mary (Dale) Downen of Eureka, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ward and Dorothy Sutton, his wife, Marge Sutton and his sisters, Betty (James) Glover, Shirley Sutton, and Doris Summers.

"Brother Ward" was ordained a deacon at Walnut Street Baptist Church, Carbondale in 1977. He was a faithful member and devoted deacon of Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Gilmer, Texas since 2014.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1437, Gilmer TX 75644

There will be a Celebration of Life at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Gilmer at a later date.
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