September 28, 1950 ~ July 17, 2020

Born in: New Orleans, LA
Resided in: Marion, NC

William Edward Sutton, 69, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at Autumn Care in Marion, NC.

Mr. Sutton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Samuel and Margaret Sutton. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Michael Sutton and Reginald Brown.

William graduated from Southern Normal High School in Brewton, Alabama. He was an avid sports fan and played football in High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and served during the Vietnam War. He loved his family dearly and was proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

William is survived by his parents, Samuel and Margaret Sutton; two daughters, Kimberly Graham (Carl), and Tennille Oflaherty (Covell); five sisters, Tonya Johnson (Abraham), Jennifer Hewett (Myron), Donna Ellis, Patricia (Conrad) and Anita Saffore; two brothers, Morris Brown and Bruce Brown (Alice); nine grandchildren, Brianna Spikes, Deā€™Andre Spikes, Kevaughn Graham, Elizabeth Graham, Shanteria Spikes, Ebony Rolle, Warren Rolle, Jazmyn Wade, and Trellanae Stevenson; two great grandchildren, Christopher Thompson, and Kailani Seabrook and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden, NC with Pastor Darrell McClaren officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions funeral home gatherings are limited to 50 people at the current time. Burial will be private at the WNC State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

Services

Funeral Service: July 23, 2020 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. He was an awesome friend! It was a blessing to get to know him. He loved his family and we would talk about our kids and grand babies. He always lit up when he talked about his family. He will surely be missed.

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  2. I was sadden by the passing of William, I am a class mate on his 1968 class at S.N.S. Brewton, Al. The family is in my prayers. R.I H. William.

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  3. Sorry to hear of Williams passing. I’m a 1968 SNS high school classmate but was also an Elementary classmate of his before the family moved. Praying for the family.

    Winifred (Paul) S. Coleman

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